On Friday, 29th May, C-ban went out to the field. What is C-ban? C-ban is the bilingual program at Fudan Vanke Experimental School in Shanghai. Anyway, first to ninth grades all went to their stations.
I am Naomi Ringrose and I am in the third grade of C-ban. It started to rain as soon as we stepped put onto the field but we still started running. It was the annual Baobei Walk-a-thon. What is the Baobei walk-a-thon? Every year C-ban gets sponsorship from family and friends to walk around the athletics track as many times as possible in 90 minutes. Last year was the first year and nobody was aware of how much money they were going to raise. Everyone ran hard again this year, although I stopped too many times at the rest station.
But enough about me! You may be asking, “Why did you all run in the rain? Why care about Baobei?” Well, because Baobei helps babies born with birth defects such as spina bifida and hydrocephalus. We are lucky that we weren’t born with birth defects like these and we feel sorry for the babies and want to help them. One upside of running in the rain was that it cooled us off. The downside was that it drenched us alongside the sweat. But we didn’t care about a little cold compared to the challenges the Baobei babies face. How about you? would you think the same?