Individuals may also sponsor participants or make a donation. Tax-deductible contributions of any size are appreciated and may be mailed to Foxcroft School Junior Class Walkathon 2012; Foxcroft School; P.O. Box 5555; Middleburg, VA 20118. They may also be given to members of the Class of 2012. Please make checks out to the Foxcroft School Walkathon.
The Foxcroft School Walkathon is organized each year by the School’s Junior Class, which researches and chooses a beneficiary, elicits sponsorships from local businesses, families and friends, and conducts the walk, with help from faculty sponsors. In recent years, the event has raised thousands of dollars to build a school in Malawi, Africa (2006), support a pediatric AIDS unit in Accra, Ghana (2007), and benefit the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (2008), Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (2009), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2010), and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (2011).
The 38 members of this year’s Foxcroft Junior Class chose to benefit the Less Cancer campaign of the Next Generation Choices Foundation because virtually all members of the Foxcroft School community and their families have been directly affected by this disease in one of its many forms. The Less Cancer campaign educates and provides information centered on evidence- based science for reducing health and environmental risks associated with cancer.
Since its inception the organization has been focused on having prevention be part of the cancer conversation with a focus on decreasing the rising incidences of this terrible disease. Please join our students in support of this program whose mission is quite simply, “a world with less cancer.” Please Follow Less Cancer on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lesscancer and Twitter at www.twitter.com/lesscancer
About Foxcroft School (www.foxcroft.org ) Founded in 1914, Foxcroft is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. It’s innovative curriculum offers 80 courses, including 12 APs, and nine interscholastic sports, one of which is a nationally-renown riding program. The 2011-12 student body is comprised of 154 girls from 20 states, eight countries and the District of Columbia. The Class of 2011 was offered 179 acceptances and $925,000 in merit scholarship by 121 colleges including Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, William & Mary and the universities of California at Berkeley, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.