Students at Paul Huber Middle School had the opportunity to show their support for cancer by wearing something pink on Friday, Oct. 6 the last day before Fall Break.
Huber Principal Randy Walker said the idea came about through his school’s student council whose advisor is Belinda Smith and also the Huber PTSO.
“This is Cancer Awareness Month and we all got together and decided we wanted to do something for cancer awareness,” he said.
The students who participated each donated $1 which will then be donated to the Douglas Run/Walk for the Cure Turkey Trot, an organization that helps local families battling this deadly disease.
Those students then posed for a group picture that will be on display at the school and also published in the Douglas Dispatch.
“There are so many of us that have somehow, someway been impacted by cancer,” Walker said. “I’m sure a majority of these kids have had somebody in their family impacted by cancer. … I thought it was very nice of the PTSO and the Student Council to run this event and help out a worthy cause. … We know the money raised here today is going to help somebody locally.”