Students Promote Brawley’s Relay for Life with Walk-around Presentations


1-001With Brawley’s Relay for Life less than a month away, Ceci Gastelo, the group’s chairperson, and three Phil Swing students participated in a school walk-around, giving American Cancer Society Relay For Life information to various classes among the Brawley elementary schools.

“The walk-around was very well received. We have eight more classes to visit on Monday,” said Gastelo of the first march which began at Phil Swing this past Friday. Gastelo and the students will continue their presentations at Barbara Worth Junior High and Oakley school later in the week.

Among the student presenters helping Gastelo were Margaret Dailey, who has been a part of relay events for several years, and Ashton Havens, a seasoned four-year volunteer, and first-year volunteer, Julian Molina.

“Ms. Gastelo told me about this and I was interested,” said Ashton of his participation beginning four years previously. “I enjoy letting people know about the Relay and helping others.”

“I heard about the event from Ms. Gastelo and my classmate and I wanted to help people who have cancer,” said Julian of his first year of involvement in the Relay.

Brawley’s Relay for Life fundraiser is around the corner, with the family-friendly, all day walk-a-thon is scheduled for April 9 at Cattle Call Park in Brawley. Brawley residents are encouraged to sign up teams of family, friends and neighbors to participate.

“I cordially invite you to join me on April 9th at Brawley Cattle Call Park to celebrate, remember and fight back as we join together to wipeout cancer,” said Gastelo.