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Finley Honor Society students fight Breast Cancer at Jones Beach

Finley Honor Society Fights Breast Cancer

December 7, 2022

A contingent of J. Taylor Finley Middle School National Junior Honor Society members were up at the crack of dawn one bright fall Sunday to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach.

The Finley scholars and their family members gathered at Jones Beach Field No. 5 on Ocean Parkway in Wantagh. The event was timed to coincide with national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There was entertainment, food and refreshments. The event raised more than $1.8 million to help battle the insidious disease.

Many of the Finley Honor Society members donned something pink, whether it be a sweater, socks, a hair bow or headband. Community service and charitable works are important facets of what’s expected of the scholars who claim membership in the highly regarded organization.

“The Finley Honor Society members and their families enthusiastically participated,” said teacher Amy Hughes, who serves as the organization’s faculty advisor. “It was a beautiful walk on the boardwalk with thousands of people walking as well. We received a very generous donation from an honor society parent. The honor society also used some of our dues to make a generous donation to the American Cancer Society.”

The Finley Honor Society is led by President Jack Steinberg, Vice President Alexandra Boeckmann, Treasurer Sena Knopf and Secretary Piper Davis.

“For more than two decades, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has united communities in the fight against this deadly disease and funded breakthrough research, 24/7 support for breast cancer patients, and access to lifesaving screenings,” according to the American Cancer Society. “Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation.”