|Amazing Support from Bel Air Middle School|
|May 12, 2011|
|The National Junior Honor Society at Bel Air Middle School hosted a spirit week May 2nd-6th to support the D.O. Believe Foundation in their mission to raise awareness and funding for children’s cancer. The D.O. Believe Foundation began in honor of Dominic Osorio, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 7 from a brain tumor. Dominic’s sister Kristina Osorio, is a seventh grader at the school.|
Throughout the week, the students and facility participated in Spirit Days associated with Dominic and his various interests. They had a “Go for the Gold” day where everyone wore gold to support children’s cancer and a “Super Teacher Day” where teachers dressed up as superheroes and the students voted on the best costume. They ended the week with “Dominic Day” and the Physical Education Department hosted a walk/run titled “Super Strides”. Everyone wore Dominic’s favorite color green and Domino’s pizza was served. The hallways were filled with posters and everyone proudly wore their gold ribbons and D.O. Believe bracelets. Dominic’s mother, Nicole Spagna, said “It brought tears to my eyes to see how much BAMS cares about the cause and Kristina. These kids deserve recognition for all the hard work they put into putting this together. I am truly touched by the support this community continues to show my family and I.”
The NJHS student’s goal was to raise $1500.00 and they surpassed it! We are so amazed that Bel Air Middle Schooljoined us in this fight. Every dollar counts and every dollar makes a difference. Together we can put and END to children’s cancer. All we have to do is Believe.
Proceeds will go towards children's cancer research at Nemours Hospital in Wilmington, DE. For more information on the D.O. Believe Foundation, please visit their website at www.dobelieve.org .