SPOKANE--Students at Wilson Elementary School are rallying around their teacher who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Over the last 26 years, Lisa Miles-Conrad has spent a lot of class time with 6 graders, but this year, a major life event snapped their connection into crystal clear focus. Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer February 29th.
Back at Wilson, students and staff were busy forming a framework of support. They all were dressed in pink to welcome Mrs. Conrad back.
It's all in support of what students call "Project Pink." It was dreamed up by a core group of sixth grade girls who wanted to show Mrs. Conrad they care.
They decided on "Project Pink" to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. With help from their principal, they came up with Gum Day, where a donation gets you a piece of gum and a free pass to actually chew it at school. Another donation earned students the right to don a hat; not normally part of the dress code. There are also Pink Days where everyone in the school wears pink.
Now Mrs. Conrad is cancer free. She says she feels good and that she not only has her health, she also has a new appreciation for how much she is appreciated.