GPS And McCallie Students Set For Mission Remission

Monday, March 17, 2014
Mission Remission sign painting
Mission Remission sign painting

The GPS and McCallie student bodies and faculty will participate in the second annual Mission Remission walk through downtown Chattanooga on Wednesday. So far this year, through pledges, donations and the sale of 1,600 T-shirts, over $20,000 has been raised for cancer research. 

Students and faculty will walk approximately 2.3 miles, from the GPS lower fields, down Frazier Avenue, across the Walnut Street Bridge, along the Riverwalk, and back to GPS for a benefit concert and refreshments from local food trucks.  

The event, sponsored by the schools’ Student Councils, raised $15,000 in 2013, its inaugural year, money that was donated to the Christian Bryant Foundation, Emily’s Power for a Cure, and to Carolina’s Healthcare Foundation. Students from both schools meet after the event to decide how the funds will be allocated. 

Prior to the race, the Athletic Commons at GPS was filled with students painting signs and messages that will be hung along the lower field fence and carried on the walk through Chattanooga.


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