Students raising money to fight cancer

HAMLET — Oregon-Davis students are joining in the fight against cancer by raising money and walking during school on Friday, May 30 beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT and
concluding at 1:50 CDT. Oregon-Davis students are holding their 10th annual “Mini-Relay,” which is an abbreviated version of the American Cancer Society’s national signature activity, Relay For Life.
Students will be collecting money donations and will walk during the event as they learn about ways to stay healthy to help prevent cancer for one class period.
“It’s a great opportunity for the students to make an impact in the community as well as become knowledgeable about cancer. The students feel good about themselves knowing they are doing something to help others,” says school nurse, Tricia Huitt.
The “Mini-Relay” will be an all-day event complete with music provided by Dancing Shadows, games, class banners and luminaria bags decorated by the students in memory or honor of family and friends with cancer, and information by the school nurse and students will be presented. All money raised by the students will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of Oregon-Davis Schools.
Starke County’s Relay For Life will take place starting at 12 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 21 and ending the morning of Sunday, June 22 at 6 a.m. CDT at the Starke County Fairgrounds.