On Friday, October 21, Lauralton Hall's #PinkWeek culminated in the 7th Annual Mary Ann Wasil Daisy Run. Jill Dow from the Get in Touch Foundation's Board of Trustees joined the Lauralton student body for this special occasion, kicking off the event with a ribbon cutting.
In a special way during Pink Week, the Lauralton community remembers Mary Ann Wasil, founder of the Get In Touch Foundation who launched the Daisy Wheel, an interactive, safe, and easy-to-use tool showing the eight steps for a breast self-exam. To date, the Get In Touch Foundation has distributed over 1,000,000 Daisy Wheels globally.
Lauralton students have come to look forward to this annual event and visit from guest speaker Betsy Nilan, daughter of Mary Ann Wasil, who now serves as President Emeritus and Board Chair of The Get In Touch Foundation. This year, Jill Dow gave a brief presentation to the student body, along with members of the Lauralton Hall National Honor Society (NHS). Additionally, NHS club members recognized members of the community who have made an impact on this event, including Barbara O'Donnell who has been an annual supporter of the Lauralton Hall Daisy Run and has even donated afghans and cookies for the raffle.
Following the presentation Lauralton students, faculty, and staff took to the track to begin their laps in honor of their loved ones, sharing in the theme: Courage & Faith to Hope & Strength. The Lauralton Hall community has raised over $40,000 for the Get In Touch Foundation and the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center over the past 15 years.