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Forest Park Community Unites: Students, Principal, and Teacher Ingersoll Walk for Charity

Posted Date: 05/08/2024

Forest Park Community Unites: Students, Principal, and Teacher Ingersoll Walk for Charity

On Saturday, May 4, the Forest Park community came together to show solidarity as students and Principal Mr. Luke joined kindergarten teacher Karen Ingersoll for a charitable walk.

The Still Human Walk/Run, held in Schenectady, drew a commendable turnout, with all proceeds directed towards the Joan Nicole Prince Home—a haven providing compassionate care for terminally ill patients during their final days. Ingersoll volunteers at the home and is grateful for all the support. Among the event's highlights was a raffle, offering participants the chance to win prizes. Raffle tickets were earned with each lap completed around the pond, adding excitement to the noble cause.

Ingersoll expressed her gratitude for the support from the Forest Park school community, emphasizing the importance of coming together for such meaningful causes. "It was a great turnout and many kiddos even ran part of it! Some even won prizes from the raffle,"  Ingersoll said.  “It is a really nice community event.

About Joan Nicole Prince Home 

The Schenectady Community Home Inc. aka Joan Nicole Prince Home opened its doors in 2006, after years of fundraising to open the Home.  The  Home was opened to help bridge the gap between end-of-life care and individuals in need, allowing terminally ill individuals at the end of life to die in a home environment surrounded by their loved ones and trained professionals.  The home is named after Joan Nicole (Keating) Prince, a Niskayuna, NY native and young mother of four,  “Joanie” who lost her battle with cancer.  In her honor, her husband gave a notable donation which allowed the Home to originally open in 2006.

More about the organization can be found on their website.