NEWARK, NJ Oct 12 2017— For 15 years, Ce’Mira Gamble has protected the students of Newark. Now, a year after being diagnosed, the longtime school security guard’s community is coming together to lend her support with a Leukemia and Lymphoma fundraising walk.
According to Newark Public School administrators, students, staff and community members in the South Ward neighborhood around Brick Avon Academy, 219 Avon Avenue, will hold an awareness-building walk in Gamble’s honor around the school beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Part of a larger annual campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), this year’s fundraising effort is being held in Gamble’s name to show support for the beloved security guard, school administrators say.
“Ms. Gamble has protected students at this school for 15 years,” Newark school officials stated in a news release. “Now it’s time to do our part to protect her.”
The LLS Society Pennies for Patients Fundraiser kicks off Tuesday with the walk at Brick Avon Academy and ends on Oct. 31. During this time, people can donate money for the cause to students and staff, administrators said.
The participants should be easy to recognize. Walkers will carry red balloons and lit lanterns, and the students will wear glow-sticks, administrators said.