Eight years ago, Ms. Ceppetelli started Malden High School’s first breast cancer awareness club, a club which evolved over the years transforming into the popular Malden Against Cancer club (MAC). The club remained under the guidance of Ms. Ceppetelli until the club was taken over by Mr. Berryman before finding their current advisor, Ms. Kirby.
Kirby has been advisor for about 5 years now and has played an essential role in coordinating many of the club’s events. She’s most proud of Karinaval, “the fact that [they] were able to raise 6 or 7 thousand dollars” and were able to “donate it all to the Chic by Karina foundation”. Senior member Bia Kerr explains that Karinaval is always her favorite event to be a part of because Karina was “one of [her] closest friends growing up, so seeing that MAC puts so much hard work and dedication every year to this event really makes [her] so happy”.
Kerr praised Kirby’ sense of humor, friendliness, and caring nature saying that “Kirby is one of the greatest advisors and teachers out there”.
Senior President Tiffany Tortora said they have many goals for this year but their main goal is “ to raise as much money as possible so they can give as much to cancer research as possible.” Tortora went on to explain they run their fundraisers by selling mustaches to raise funds and awareness for Prostate cancer by sponsoring pink out games to raise funds for Breast Cancer. She also hopes to run a bubble soccer tournament again. Junior Vice President Agatha Silva expressed “ [Their] goals this year are to raise as much money to donate and to bring awareness to the many forms of cancer.”
Malden Against Cancer’s main goal as a club is to raise as much awareness and money to donate to cancer research. The club meets sporadically in Ms. Kirby’s room, B431.