Faith, Family, and Friends
Posted on 10/08/2014
In recognition of our September theme “Cancer Awareness”, GES/GEMS Project HOPE students invited Principal Kay Dornier to be their guest speaker. Mrs. Dornier, a 2-time breast cancer survivor, shared her personal experience battling cancer. She encouraged the students to always look at the “glass as half full” and to stay positive when faced with difficulties in life. “Faith, family, and friends were instrumental in getting me through these adversities,” stated Mrs. Dornier. She explained the treatment process that she went through including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The students enjoyed seeing the many hats and wigs that she used throughout her cancer treatment. Our Project HOPE faculty and students would like to thank Mrs. Dornier for time and knowledge. Over $650.00 was collected in a Penny Drive conducted by Project HOPE students in which all proceeds were donated to the Baton Rouge Cancer Center. Additional money was sent after hosting a nacho sale. GES/GEMS students also held a Dress Down Day in which $368.00 was raised and was presented to the Susan G. Komen Bayou Region Foundation by Mrs. Dornier.