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Beach Walk Raises Funds for Children’s Clinic

Students, staff and parents in the Long Beach Unified School District raised more than $17,000 during the recent Beach Walk for the non-profit Children’s Clinic of Long Beach. Proceeds from the 5K walk will help the clinic to provide low- and no-cost health care for children, many of whom attend local schools. The Children’s Clinic accommodates more than 47,000 patient visits annually. This year’s top fundraiser was Millikan High School with more than 350 participants in the walk and more than $12,000 in pledges. The team from Chavez Elementary School was the second largest, with 122 participants. Other top fundraisers included the Long Beach Unified School District Nutrition Center with $1,280, and International Elementary School with more than $1,000. For their efforts, Chavez and International each were rewarded with $500 by Superintendent Chris Steinhauser’s office at a recent Board of Education meeting. Top fundraiser Millikan was rewarded with $1,000. Also participating in the fundraiser were Burroughs, Cleveland, Emerson, Grant, Kettering, Lowell and Monroe schools.