Students from Harvest, Woodland Meadows, Pleasant Ridge, and Heritage School jointed the nearly 12,600 people who have become part of the Red Glasses Movement.
During the recent Girls on the Run 5K event earlier this month, the girls led by Jennifer Steben and Brianna Schoonover chose to wear the red glasses that RGM supporters wear to show their support for a charitable effort started in the name of Audrey Louise, a five-year-old girl who despite having Down syndrome had a larger than life presence and positive outlook.
Audrey's mother had recently given a presentation in Saline and after having witnessed the presentation, some of the SAS girls involved in Girls on the Run decided that wearing the red glasses in honor of Audrey would be a good way to stand out during the 5K.
Girls on the Run 5K participants typically wear something that stands out as a means of self-expression during the event.
Saline's third through eighth-grade participants were among 1,773 girls in Washtenaw, Lenawee, and Livingston Counties that participated from 93 schools within that area. More than 450 volunteer coaches were involved.
Donors provided 475 scholarships to girls who wanted to participate, but couldn't afford to pay to register themselves.
Presenters gave the SAS Board of Education red glasses to wear, which they did for the remainder of the recent regular school board meeting.