by Louisa Jones P ’04 –
For the last 12 years, Pomfret’s varsity field hockey team has supported the Susan G. Komen Foundation by hosting a dress down day on the first Friday in October. This began as our way to support the Foundation never knowing who might someday be affected by breast cancer. Many of us have friends or relatives who have been diagnosed with this terrible disease, and the Pomfret School community is no different as we have been touched directly.
For a number of years, the field hockey team volunteered at the local Ride for the Cure, which was held at Tyrone Farm. In 2008, I participated in the 60-mile, 3-Day walk in Boston to support the Foundation and that event alone has had the most impact in my life. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I strive to make a difference each year by continuing to support that program through this outreach. Hopefully each varsity field hockey player will leave Pomfret and find a program they have a passion for and work to support it. The Pomfret grounds crew has again painted pink ribbons on all of the fields in honor of breast cancer awareness and members of the community dressed in pink to support our efforts on our dress down day.
I am forever grateful for the generosity of the entire Pomfret community. This year we raised $1,572.00 and since 2000, we have raised $16,157.83. My hope is that these efforts have a lasting effect, impacting everyone in our community in their pursuit of what is right and good.
photos by Annie Clay ’14 & Chloe Gillespie ’14