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Walk for Life

Walk for Life is scheduled for Friday, February 22, 2019
Our beneficiaries are City of Hope
and the Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach.

The City of Hope, founded in 1913, is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer,
and is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation,
as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Cancer Support Community offers free programs for cancer patients,
and their families and loved-ones. Their goal is to help as many cancer patients
as possible recover from the physical and emotional effects
of cancer to the greatest extent possible. 
Walk With Us
Students, staff, parents, and community members are
all invited to walk with us as we raise money to
help support cancer patients and their families.
Participants must complete the
and return it to room P115 no later than Wednesday, February 20
with a minimum $30 donation.
Students are required to complete page 2 of the form
and get signatures from their 5th and 6th period teachers
as well as 2 parent signatures (one on page 1, one on page 2).
All participants will receive a 2019 Walk for Life t-shirt.
An important part of our Walk for Life ceremony is the Rose Ceremony,
during which we read the names of loved ones we've lost to cancer.
If you would like to have the name of a loved one read during the ceremony,
please email that name to Mrs. Pollock at
We will honor each name with a beautiful purple rose. 
Be a Walk for Life Sponsor
We are currently looking for sponsors!  Sponsors will have their logo or family name on the back of our Walk for Life shirts, worn by over 2,000 students and community members.  A Walk for Life Sponsorship is $150, and the completed WFL Sponsorship Form is needed by January 28 in order to have your logo or name on the back of the shirt. However, even if you miss the deadline to get on the shirt, we gladly accept sponsorship donations through February 20.
We greatly appreciate your consideration and generosity.  Last year our Panther Family came together to raise over $45,000, all of which was given to City of Hope and Cancer Support Community.   
Would You Like To Donate Your Hair?
Start letting your hair grow - we will need to cut a minimum of 8 inches.
In honor of Peninsula's annual Walk for Life cancer walk, we will once again be offering panthers a hair donation opportunity. A minimum of 8 inches of volunteer's hair can be cut and donated during the carnival on Friday, February 22nd. Hair should be free of all chemical treatments. Your hair donation will go to Children with Hair Loss; a non-profit organization dedicated to creating human hair wigs at no cost for all children with medically related hair loss including those battling cancer. (Please note: we will not be offering haircuts after your ponytail is donated. You will need to have your hair trimmed and styled afterwards with your own stylist.)
Please pick up a donation form in room P114 or download one below, complete it, and return to Ms. Myrick’s Hawthorne Office mailbox no later than Wednesday, February 20th: