Friday, April 11th brought mild, spring weather which provided a great
day for Beaumont students who spent their recess walking to support
pediatric lupus research by raising money for the Lupus Foundation of
Cheered on by parent volunteers waving purple pom-poms
(the colour of support for lupus research) and ringing bells, students
ran or walked around the athletic field, stopping at designated exercise
stations to do push-ups, star jumps, twists, and jumping jacks.
at the end of the course was a tent where students could get a purple
wristband for their participation and refresh with a bottle of water and
snack on an apple.
Lupus is often referred to as the "cruel
mystery" because so much is not yet known about this chronic,
autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the
body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). For more
information, please go to www.lupus.org.