DeWitt Road Elementary School in Webster is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life: Relay Recess.

As a school community, DeWitt is celebrating people who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost and fighting against a disease that has taken lives.

Students, staff and parents are encouraged to walk in June at the school during recess or other designated time that day on an outdoor track that will be set up behind the school. With the walk later in the year, the fundraising has already begun.

One recent fundraiser netted the school $355 for the American Cancer Society. DeWitt hosted a Craziest Holiday Sweater Contest. Fifteen staff members donned their favorite jumper, and students and staff dropped change and silent money as they voted for their favorite. First-grade teacher Jane Held was crowned as Craziest Holiday Sweater winner.

The Pandas are partnering with Nickel Back Bottle & Can Return to raise further funds. Once a month, students and staff are asked to bring in one or two empty water bottles or soda cans to school. The school returns them and the deposits go toward DeWitt’s contribution to the American Cancer Society. Empty bottles and cans can be dropped off at Nickel Back, 659 Ridge Road, Webster, and mention “DeWitt Road Relay” to further help the cause.

At the end of 2015, DeWitt had collected $89.40 from bottles and cans toward its donation.