'A world without cancer – how sweet it would be.'
That was the slogan behind the inspiration for the life-size Candyland board game Girl Scout Troop 2923 from St. Patrick's School in Yorktown Heights hosted on March 16.
Check out the video above for highlights from their project.
The event, which was the culmination of a year long Silver Award on raising cancer awareness and promoting cancer education, was a spin off of Candyland based on last year's American Cancer Society Relay slogan.
Seventy five girl scouts from third to eighth grades participated in the event, learning healthy lifestyle choices in the prevention and early detection of cancer. Games included Breast Cancer Bingo, a Melanoma Maze and the Lung Cancer Limbo, among others.
The 14 girls earning this award have worked more than 875 hours, combined, over the course of the year. They've helped raise cancer awareness by making rosary beads for cancer patients to promote faith in healing, handing out cancer related educational information at Yorktown Community Day. They've assisted in the Luminaria Ceremony at Yorktown's Relay for Life to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer and those who continue to fight.
The girls have also been encouraging their classmates to join in the community support of the American Cancer Society by creating a Chain of Hope.
The following are the girls who are receiving their Silver Award:
Mary Kate Murphy
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