GBS 'goes gold' for pediatric cancer awareness

Glenbrook South junior Kate Gregory recently partnered with school staff and the St. Charles-based Cal’s Angels Foundation to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer.

Kate said her inspiration came from her younger brother, Luke, a GBS sophomore, who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer in August.

Throughout the month of September, several GBS athletic teams wore gold as part of a “Go Gold” campaign. About $5,000 was raised for Cal’s Angels throughout the course of seven events.

Cal’s Angels is a non-profit pediatric cancer foundation with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research.

Kim Kiraly, GBS swim coach, teacher and co-sponsor of the GBS Girls Letter Club, said it was great to see the student body come together for a good cause. 

“All the funds raised will stay in the Chicago area,” Kim said. “I know it was really rewarding for our students to do something that will go directly back into their community.” 

Kate said she was shocked at how much money the school was able to raise.

“I expected to raise a lot of awareness but I didn’t realize the huge impact we would be able to make financially,” she said.

Visit Cal’s Angels for more information on the foundation.