An "Army of Volunteers" will traverse the streets of downtown Chattanooga Wednesday in symbolic support of the fight against cancer. More than 1,500 students and faculty members from Girls Preparatory School and McCallie will unite for a single purpose: Mission: Remission, an effort organized by the Student Councils from both schools and intended to raise money for cancer research and organizations that support those in the fight.
Wednesday afternoon, the collected school student bodies, dressed in fatigue-green T-shirts, will walk a total of 2.7 miles, starting at the GPS lower field. After an inspirational talk, the surge of students will travel across the pedestrian-friendly Walnut Street Bridge, circle by the Tennessee Aquarium, ramble up the Riverwalk, and once again cross the Walnut Street Bridge, returning to the GPS lower fields for a festival of student music.
Prior to the event, students have been raising funds through the sale of the T-shirts and sponsorships. The money made from the Mission: Remission walk, along with profits from a recent coordinate Student Council dance, will be donated to several organizations. A group of selected students from the Student Councils of both schools will meet after the event to decide how the funds will be allocated.