Senator Walter Timilty joins students from Milton High School to kick off “Milton Glows Gold.” (Staff photo, Office of Senator Timilty)

‘Milton never disappoints’: Students glow gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Alexandra Weliever
The Patriot Ledger

MILTON – Students were dressed in all that glows gold outside Milton High School on Thursday morning to show support for kids with cancer.

Feathery boas, glittering fedoras and golden suspenders sparkled in the early-morning sunshine as students, parents and a state senator gathered to observe  Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Milton students are participating in the national “Glow Gold” movement. The color gold represents pediatric cancer.

Kari McHugh said she didn’t know about the significance of the color gold, or that  Childhood Cancer Awareness Month existed, before her 12-year-old son Michael was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2016.

One day Michael was playing lacrosse, “and then the next day I was a cancer mom,” she said. “Everything kind of changed.”

In 2017, Michael died from alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Now, McHugh raises money and participates in things like the Glow Gold initiative through the Michael C. McHugh Memorial Foundation.



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