SPF's DECA Had a Successful Color Run

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Cynthia Pfirrmann and her family pose together for a photo. Pfirrmann has invited her family for the Raider Run.

Daniella Cohen

On October 23rd, the staff of DECA and their advisor, Marjorie FitzGibbon, hosted their very own Raider Run, an approximately mile run where runners had powder thrown at them as they were running the course. This event was held at the baseball field at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

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Chemistry teacher Michael Abadir is running with his kids at the color run hosted by DECA.

Each runner received a T-shirt and a pair of Raider sunglasses. This event kicked off the long day of Raider events, starting with the Homecoming football Game and ending with the boys soccer semi-final soccer game.
The purpose of this run was to fundraise for Marfan’s Syndrome. Science teacher Cynthia Pfirrmann had lost her sister to Marfan’s Syndrome and wanted to create an event to educate people about the genetic disorder and create a legacy for her sister.
Cynthia Pfirrmann and her family pose together for a photo. Pfirrmann has invited her family for the Raider Run.
Cynthia Pfirrmann and her family pose together for a photo. Pfirrmann has invited her family for the Raider Run. (Photo by McKella Sylvester)

“Suddenly last December would have been a big birthday in her life, and I woke up in the middle of the night and thought I have to do something to create another legacy for her and I have to get money for Marfan’s syndrome,” Pfirrmann said.  “I came to school and I was ready to run a 5k or something similar, but as it turned out, even better the school and Mrs. FitzGibbons and DECA were willing to work with me.” 
Cynthia Pfirrmann, pictured above, poses for a photograph. Pfirrmann did not expect to receive colored powder on herself.
Cynthia Pfirrmann, pictured above, poses for a photograph. Pfirrmann did not expect to receive colored powder on herself. (Photo by McKella Sylvester)

This event was very successful, more successful than expected and it was organized  by the students of DECA. DECA planned everything, including finding out where to order the color to designing the t-shirts, to getting the sponsors, to mapping out the race course.
“We can give our students a lot of credit. They worked really hard: Ben Mazza, Christian Roman, Robbie Viglione, the entire Marketing II class, Michael Zucker, and Vincent Ruzek. They all just did an amazing job and they got people to participate,” said FitzGibbon.
In the future, another event similar to this is expected, and will be even bigger than this one. In the meantime, DECA has many more events planned for this school year such as, Mr. Spiffy High and Powderpuff Football. FitzGibbon also has more surprises in store.
“I do not want to say anything, but if you are a Harry Potter fan, you might want to stick around,” said FitzGibbon.