A purple tint for cancer


Michelle Stoddart

Students were surprised when they found the commons were covered in purple in honor of Relay For Life to benefit cancer.

Michelle Stoddart, Managing Editor

The school received purple highlights Wednesday in honor of Relay For Life’s “Purple Out” day. A promotional event designed to raise awareness for the all night event at the Leopard Stadium March 27-28, the proceeds from Relay for Life are used to benefit the American Cancer Society. Students will attend an informational assembly at lunch Wednesday.

“The presentation is trying to make the school more aware of the event and what it will consist of,” committee member Rachel Willmann said. “It will cover the basic things students should know about the event and how to fundraise.”

The presentation will include a step-by-step description of the process of creating a team and some ideas for fundraising. The main purpose is to get the message out to students about the upcoming event.

“Students will learn what Relay For Life is and what it’s trying to accomplish this year,” Willmann said. “It will hopefully make them excited for the event and to help fight cancer.”