HOT SHOTS: Davidsonville Students Walk, Run and Skip to Help Fight Cancer

It was a sea of purple at Davidsonville Elementary on Friday, May 10 when more than 700 students, parents and staff members gathered on the school’s front field to help kick-off the school’s annual Relay for Life campaign.

The event was coordinated by Davidsonville staff member Karen Yancey, parent Lisa Campo, and Davidsonville student and the school’s Relay for Life liaison Katie Campo.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins surprised students by attending the event, where she presented Katie with a certificate of recognition for her work with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

The students had a grand time running, walking and skipping around the field. Parents, neighbors, grandparents and friends sponsored the students’ walk which raised approximately $1,000.

To promote healthy living, four stations were set up along the “route” for students to learn more about sun safety, nutrition, physical activity and the health risks associated with smoking.

“There are very few families not impacted by cancer,” said Davidsonville Elementary principal Jean Marie Hofstetter. “One child can make a difference and that’s why we walk. To make a difference in the fight against cancer.”

The ¬†Davidsonville Elementary’s “Gators for Life” team with participate in the June 7 Relay for Life of Southern Anne Arundel County event at South River High School. To Donate to the “Gator’s for Life” team click here.

Here are some snapshots from Davidsonville’s event.


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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to or call me at 301-906-4767.


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