The Taconic High School community is coming together next Friday, Oct. 11, to rally around one of their own, Sophomore Brielle Winters, in her battle against brain cancer.

Brielle is a sophomore in the Health Technology program, a cheerleader and figure skater, who has future dreams of becoming a Pediatric Oncologist. She was recently diagnosed with brain cancer when a scan revealed a very large tumor. Needless to say, Brielle has multiple chemotherapy and radiation treatments scheduled over the next few months involving regular travel and accommodations away from home for Brielle and her family.

Together the Taconic Braves will fight for her future dreams as they raise money for these life-saving treatments in Boston. All Taconic students, faculty and staff have been invited to participate in this schoolwide event which will take place on Friday morning, October 11 at 9:00 AM.  An estimated 200+ pre-registered participants will have one hour to complete as many laps around the track as possible. Upon event completion, participants will then have one week to collect donations based on their performance.

Here's how you can help: Community members can support Brielle through sponsorship of a Taconic student participant. Donations can also be made directly to Christine Hisert and dropped off or mailed to Taconic High School. Please join the fight so Brielle and her family can get back on track to achieving Brielle’s dreams!