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Xaverian, Genesis students shine a light on childhood cancer

Students from both Xaverian High School and the Genesis middle school program joined forces on Wednesday, September 16 to “go gold” as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Members of the middle school’s Student Leadership Council cut over 400 yards of gold ribbon, working together with the high school students to hang the ribbons around the exterior of the school, located at 7100 Shore Road.

The gold ribbons, school officials said, stood as a poignant reminder of all those whose lives have been affected by pediatric cancer, including Frankie Loccisano, a member of Xaverian’s Class of 2008 who succumbed to the disease in 2007.

Loccisano’s mother, Camille, is an avid supporter of the “Go Gold” movement and the founder of non-profit organization Frankie’s Mission, created in memory of her son.

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