The Boulter Middle School community will participate in a special walk-a-thon today to honor and celebrate sixth-grader Breâ€™Shauna Washington, who is battling terminal cancer.
The â€śWalk a Mile in Her Shoesâ€ť event will begin at 9 a.m. at Boulter, 2626 Garden Valley Road. The sixth-grade English, language arts and reading department is putting on the event, according to a Tyler ISD news release.
The event schedule is as follows: community members can walk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; sixth-graders can walk from 9 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.; seventh-graders can walk from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; and eighth-graders can walk from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration costs $1 per walker and all walkers are asked to collect pledges from the community.
Participants who reach their $100 pledge goal will receive a free event T-shirt and goodie bag, according to the news release.
People also can purchase event T-shirts or give donations at the schoolâ€™s front office.
â€śBreâ€™Shaunaâ€™s faith is astonishing, and we want to do all we can to support her in her fight against cancer,â€ť Boulter Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) coordinator Jo DeMoville said, according to the news release.
Two years ago, Breâ€™Shauna was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma, or t-cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
After intense chemotherapy, followed by a brief time of improvement, the cancer returned in March.
Breâ€™Shauna is a Boulter cheerleader and member of the National Junior Honor Society and Advancement Via Individual Determination.