FHHS Cheer Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Care, Research, and Support

Posted on 10/04/2016

Francis Howell School District (FHSD) students and teachers are always seeking ways to help their community. Lots of clubs and teams at FHSD schools are giving back, and recently the Francis Howell High School (FHHS) cheerleaders took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than a thousand dollars for the cause.

We remember those days in high school – when the weekend came closer, that’s all we could think about. What would we do with our friends that weekend? What would we do with our family? The FHHS cheerleaders had grand plans as well. They still spent their weekend having fun with friends and family, but they did it raising money for a great cause.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place at St. Charles Community College in St. Charles, and raised nearly $300,000 for Alzheimer’s support, care, and research. Thanks to the participation of groups like the FHHS cheerleaders, lives could be saved. But certainly the quality of life for those enduring the symptoms of the disease and their families will be improved thanks to these generous participants.

FHHS Principal Dr. Dave Wedlock said, “We are very proud of the caring, unselfish efforts of our students involved in charitable work as it demonstrates their awareness of the needs in our community and their willingness to step forward to make a positive difference.”

And that’s what it’s all about – making a difference for those around us and improving our community. It’s a lesson that is not necessarily taught in a classroom, but teachers, coaches, and the students themselves are learning what it takes to make a great community. Not bad for a weekend!



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