Community members were invited to purchase the tulips as a way to honor survivors and those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. Art students at Trident Academy and two other independent schools decorated each tulip with the purchaser’s message. The tulips were displayed in Suzy’s Garden during the Lowcountry Race for the Cure, held October 15, 2011 on Daniel Island.
“Every student at Trident Academy helped to decorate the tulips and they loved the opportunity to participate,” says JoBeth Edwards, former Director of Advancement at Trident Academy. “It was also touching to see the Lower School students come together and purchase tulips for a classmate’s mother who is a survivor and a teacher’s sister who is battling the disease.”
Suzy’s Garden, named for Susan G. Komen, was established as a way to honor those who have lost their battle with breast cancer, to celebrate the lives of those touched with breast cancer, to thank a Co-Survivor, or to say “thank you” to team members. The tulips were available to take home after the race. The Lowcountry Race for the Cure had more than 10,000 participants and is hoping to reach $1 million in donations.
Trident Academy is a coeducational independent school for K-12th grade students with learning differences to include those diagnosed with the following learning disabilities: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, central auditory processing disorder, non-verbal learning disabilities and ADHD/ADD. Students with learning differences benefit from our multi-sensory environment, which helps each child to develop skills that will prepare him or her to become independent learners and self-advocates throughout their entire education experience and into their lives.
For more information about Trident Academy’s participation, contact Interim Advancement Director at 843-884-7046.