22 December 2010
The volume of donations and charity work usually rises during the holidays, but for many Fluvanna County High School students, doing charity work is a part of their usual routine.
With the help of many local sponsors, FCHS’ Student Government Association (SGA) was able to host the fifth annual Fluco 5K the first week in November. Over thirty runners came out in hopes of raising money for the Martha Jefferson Cancer Center. Each runner paid the initial fee of $25 to enter the race. When the race was over, Ben Casto had taken first place with a time of 18:45. Thanks to all the runners and sponsors, SGA was able to donate $500 to the Cancer Center.
Recently, SGA leaders went to the Cancer Center and presented them with the $500 check. “It was significant this year because we actually visited them and they showed us where our money was going,” said Ausrine Bilyte. As usual, the center was overjoyed with the donation. SGA hopes to donate even more at next year’s Fluco 5K.
Photo: Jake Turner, Halle Metcalf, Martha Jefferson Chaplain Suzanne Hilton-Smith, Kacey Williamson, Ausrine Bilyte