By Tatiana Vallejo, FCCLA Public Relations Officer
A local High School brought awareness and raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Once a year during the month of October, St. Cloud High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter organizes and hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Week. The event fosters unity in the fight for a cause while involving a plethora of clubs on campus from French Club to JROTC, all different types of people participated in and supported spreading awareness.
A few of the activities planned during the week included a pink pumpkin contest, door decorating contest and even bringing the pink motorcycle from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department to campus. The campus was also decorated with pink ribbons and informational posters made by FCCLA members.
When asked why it is important to bring awareness to the topic of Breast Cancer, Isabella Seefeld – the student held in charge of the event – noted that, “The goal of raising awareness is to let others know about early detection and to raise money for breast cancer research in hopes of finding a cure.”
Money was raised in a variety of ways throughout the week.
To vote in the pumpkin decorating contest, students and staff would first have to make a small donation. After the voting period, whoever’s pumpkin had the most money donated to the vote won “Student’s Choice”, which was JROTC.
The pumpkins were judged by club officers, and the winner was also JROTC with their “Stomp out Cancer” entry, made by Alejandra Ramos.
The door contest was won by Ms. Hudson’s’ health science class.
Another way money was raised was by selling pink “Cancer Fighting Bulldog” shirts and through pink cupcake sales. The teams and clubs came together in support of the project and sold 625 shirts with an overall profit of $3,322.00
The week ended with a pink out day for the entire campus, and a large donation to Making Strides Walk in Orlando.