Four educators at Ginger McNabb Elementary School are calling themselves the "Teachers in Pink," and leading a campaign to honor their former colleague, and the school's namesake, who passed away from breast cancer almost 15 years ago.
Teachers Krissy Wallace, Victoria Joyner, Kayla Mills and Angela Sostarich are trying to raise $7,200 by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event on April 10, to support the fight against breast cancer, The Paper reports.
To honor Ginger McNabb, the Teachers in Pink are calling on staff members of the Spring, Texas, elementary school to walk about 39 miles over two days in the second weekend of April.
"Ginger McNabb shared her love of students, her talent for teaching and her ability to lead with several campuses in the Spring school district before her life was cut short by cancer in 1996," Wallace, who is organizing the event, told the news source.
McNabb taught at two district elementary schools between 1980 and 1986, and went on to serve as the principal at Hirsch Elementary and assistant principal at Dueitt Middle School.
Supporters of the "Teachers in Pink" can help fight breast cancer by donating online, or volunteer their services and funds to a number of other charitable groups that aim to fight the pervasive disease.