January 31 2017

T-Shirts for Sale to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Support BHS's Ray Harbour

By: Rich Hosford


On Friday Burlington High School will honor one its own who is currently undergoing a difficult time.


This Friday, February 3rd is "Ray Harbour Day" at Burlington High and BHS is selling shirts to support Ray Harbour, one of the greatest members of the Burlington High School community!” a post from the school reads.


Ray, a member of the custodial team at the school, had a significant heart attack in the week after Christmas of last year. He is currently recovering at home.


The shirts made in his honor will be on sale on Thursday and Friday in Ms. Deacon’s office for $10. A portion of the money from the t-shirt sales will be donated to The American Heart Association.


The school is asking that everyone who buys a shirt to wear it on Friday to support Ray. That day is also National Wear Red Day to increase awareness about Heart Disease.


We called Ray to check in on him and ask him about the shirts made in his honor.


I’d like to thank them, that’s a very nice thing that they are doing,” he said. “With me I’m just a day at a time and trying to improve.”


He also said it was an honor to have a day dedicated to him.


“It feels great, it’s really nice,” he said. “We’re not just staff at the school, we’re like family. We look after each other. And not just from me but the whole Harbour family thanks them very much.”


Ray is a daily visitor to BCAT and we would also like to express our best wishes to him on a speedy recover. We hope to see him here in the studio again very soon.

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