SARASOTA COUNTY, August 20, 2019 – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and on Friday, September 27, the school district will GO GOLD in support of pediatric cancer.
Sarasota County Schools has previously participated in Go Gold Day in celebration of the lives of Benjamin Magilkey and Avery Rann – both of whom died of cancer in 2017. Benji and Avery both attended Southside Elementary School. The Magilkey family established The Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research in conjunction with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and any proceeds earned on Go Gold Day will go to their organization. More than $18,000 was raised by our schools in support of pediatric cancer research last year.
Date, Time & location:
Friday, September 27, 2019 – All DAY!
*Participation and events may vary. Make sure to reach out to your child’s school to learn more about their plans for Go Gold Day this year!