On Dec.19, 2015, Sentinel lost one of its most treasured teachers. Nancy Curtis, known as Profe Curtis, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since then, the Sentinel community has been working to honor her memory through events like Key Club’s Snowball Dance.
On October 15th, Ray Curtis organized Nance’s Walk to End Sarcoma through Slay Sarcoma, an organization that aims to raise awareness and find a cure for leiomyosarcoma.
Prior to the Grizzly game against Sacramento State, those that knew Profe Curtis gathered across the street from the Adams Center. Family members, family friends, teachers, and former students were in attendance.
Ryan Zinke had planned to speak on the Guardian Act, but was unable to attend as he was tending to his mother-in-law. At 1 p.m. the group began walking the Kim Williams trail, which Profe Curtis walked daily. Ray Curtis plans to host Nance’s Walk to End Sarcoma yearly, so keep it in mind for next year.
One of Profe Curtis’s former students, Caden Messer, attended the walk. He felt that “it was a great tribute” to Profe Curtis.
Justin Campbell agreed, adding that it was a good reminder of the value of life.