Alex Sternburg - Gibbons Middle School
When most 7th graders are asked what they want for their birthday expected answers range from IPAD, IPHONE to Red Sox Tickets and Disney but for Alex Sternburg he had one request.. for his Papa to recover from Colon Cancer. Throuhout the early fall Alex heightened public awareness and raised funds for the Colon Cancer-Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in honor of his Papa Bill’s recovery from Colon Cancer. He spent numerous hours gaining sponsors, forming his team “Green Machine”, creating a team shirt, and fundraising along with generating local press in the MetroWest Newspaper, Westborough News and Westborough Patch. Not only did Alex raise over $3000 for this cause, but he was also the recipient of the Most Inspirational Award by the Get Your Rear in Gear Foundation.