Susan Fuhs, Director of Information Technology Services, got a surprise spotlight and a new title from a local television station this weekend: Everyday Hero.
Mrs. Fuhs, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2019, organized the “Fitness and Fight" fundraiser at Inlet Fitness this Saturday, September 17. Kurt Williams, a longtime anchor at WTKR News 3, the CBS affiliate, covered the event and interviewed Mrs. Fuhs about her diagnosis, treatment, and how it motivated her to start the event.
Williams presented her with the station's “Everyday Hero" award and a $300 check, which she promptly donated to the fundraiser. It is the third year that Mrs. Fuhs has organized the event, and it has raised $16,700 so far--beating last year's total by $5,000.
Students from Norfolk Academy's Livestrong Clubs in the Middle and Upper School made posters for the event and volunteered at it, along with faculty advisors Maria Moore '00 and Brooke Fox. “It was so special, because I don't typically interact with students," Mrs. Fuhs said. “They were just so eager to help!" They pitched in to register attendees, to sell raffle tickets, and to distribute door prizes and t-shirts.
Watch the video interview to learn more! Congratulations, Mrs. Fuhs!