Moses Brown School is pleased to announce “MBe Pink”, a day of breast cancer awareness and fundraising created by seventh grade middle school student Dora Elice of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. “MBe Pink” will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Moses Brown School to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, a local organization which serves the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts community by raising breast cancer awareness, increasing breast health education, enhancing the quality of life for local breast cancer patients, their families and friends, and generating funding for local breast health programs.
“MBe Pink” festivities will include a “Pink Out Day” where students, faculty, staff and parents can donate money to wear pink to school; a Pink Bake Sale; and a visit to Moses Brown School from 9 am until noon by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s pink Hope Bus. Elice also created a “teen-friendly” breast cancer awareness t-shirt to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation [see photo attached].
Elice explains, “I wanted to help breast cancer survivors because my grandmother, great aunt, and a family friend have all survived breast cancer. This is important to me because I think that everybody should be able to live his or her life to the fullest even after surviving breast cancer. The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation helps people and their family members have a second chance after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.”
Elice, who also engages in religious education at Temple Sinai in Cranston, will become a bat mitzvah next May and chose to focus on breast cancer awareness for her mitzvah project. Throughout her academic career, Elice has been taught the Quaker value of service at Moses Brown School and the Judaic concept of mitzvot, or kind deeds, at Temple Sinai. Temple Sinai’s rabbi, Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser stated, “Dora’s project exemplifies what Temple Sinai hopes our bar and bat mitzvah students will strive for in their projects. ‘MBe Pink’ is a project that makes a direct difference in people’s lives while also inspiring others to get involved. Dora has shown passion, hard work and a willingness to learn in pursuing her project. We could not be more proud of her.”
Craig and Shari Elice, Miss Elice’s parents, are also very proud. “Dora has no idea of the scope or magnitude of what she is doing,” her mother noted. “She just wants to make a difference. She just wants to help. Everything Dora does, she gives one hundred percent to.”
Elice has formed a team at Moses Brown School to walk in the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Flames of Hope Run/Walk series on Sunday, October 12, 2014 beginning at 9 am. In order to maximize the donation raised by the Moses Brown team, “MB Goes Pink!”, she worked with school administrators, faculty and staff to create the “MBe Pink” day of breast cancer awareness and fundraising. To join team “MB Goes Pink!” for the Flames of Hope Run/Walk series on October 12, 2014, or to make a donation, please visit http://gg.kintera.org/series/mbgoespink.