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SSA Striders Raise Nearly $7,000 for Walk for Children's Hospital

SSA Striders at The Walk for Children'sSeveral Shady Side Academy students formed the "SSA Striders" team that raised nearly $7,000 for the 2022 Walk for Children's, an annual fundraising walk benefitting the UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation. The walk was held Saturday, June 4, in Schenley Park.

The SSA Striders team was started by members of the Senior School Public Health Club, including juniors Smrithi Shyam, Elle Ruttenberg, Chloe Wells and Kathryn Wolfe and freshman Reese Ruttenberg. Middle School sixth grader Brooklyn Ruttenberg also joined the team.

The SSA Striders' fundraising efforts, which included a highly successful bake sale hosted by the Ruttenberg sisters at their home, raised a total of $6,916, exceeding the team's $5,000 goal and earning a "Top Team" achievement recognition by The Walk.

Several additional SSA students walked to support the SSA Striders team on June 4, including senior Kira Meyers, freshmen Ellis Bekman, Rossa Lee and Maggie Marquette, sixth grader Lucy Firman and Junior School first grader Kipton Kimball-Ruttenberg.

The SSA Striders have been supporting the Walk for Children's for several years. Congratulations, SSA Striders!

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