The Dance Team goes pink

In Campus Life on October 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

By: Lauren Kirby

          Right now, Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death amongst women around the world. People continue to raise money for cancer research, but there can never be too many fundraisers for the cause. Fort Mill High School has had many groups and teams around the school that have helped to benefit the disease this year, but for the month of October, the dance team is taking over.

Throughout the month of October, the dance team will be raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Photo courtesy of Lauren Harper

            Mrs. Liz Dukes, the dance teacher at Fort Mill and coach of the Dance Team, came up with the idea to start the fundraising. There are two members of the team, Lacey Pannell and Sydney Killebrew, who are in charge of organizing all of the events. This past week, Monday through Friday, the Dance Team collected Yoplait Yogurt tops. Each top collected throughout the week was worth five cents, which went towards the Susan G. Komen fund for Breast Cancer.

            On October 15, the girls will be holding a Pink Bake Sale. They will sell baked goods during school to anyone interested in supporting cancer research. The team has also decided to set up a booth at Fall Fling, selling the delicious pink treats again. They haven’t yet decided on what kind of sweets they will be making, but for those of you with a sweet tooth, this may be your chance to donate to the cause.

            During week of October18- 22, the Dance Team will be walking around with not only their traditional Fort Mill Yellow Jacket tattoos, but also tattoos supporting Breast Cancer. The tattoos will be sold for a dollar apiece and can be worn to the Pink Out at our last home football game. If you aren’t interested in anything the girls maybe selling, then you can still donate extra change you have stored away. The Dance Team girls will be going around the entire month of October collecting spare change to support Breast Cancer Awareness. When asked why it was important to be involved in the fundraiser, sophomore Lacey Pannell answered, “I know many people affected by the disease and I think it’s important to make the school more aware of the cause.” Make sure to track down a Dance Team member and help support them in the fight against Breast Cancer.


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