CORNWALL, Ontario – Students came together to plant over 400 yellow and orange flags on the front lawn of St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The flags were to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout September.
SLSS student Haleema Chaudhry had been selling the homemade flags at her school to help raise funds to help fight childhood cancers.
Her goal this year was to raise $450 and she wound up raising $900.
“Children are our future and we need to support them,” said Chaudhry.
Cornwall Mayor Bernadette Clement came out to thank Haleema and their classmates for their support and work.
“I’m proud to see you all come out and support Haleema and this cause,” she said. “I think there is something particularly difficult around childhood cancer. Cancer can make people feel alone and as Mayor I’m happy to know that there are young people working to make children feel less alone.”