BY CASSIDY NOWOSAD
Saturday, March 25, the American Cancer Society held its event to promote cancer research from the CCHS track.
The event lasted from 4 PM Saturday and closed at 8 AM the next morning. All of the proceeds gained from this event went to American Cancer Society to fund cancer research. This year’s theme was Lights, Camera, Action…Against Cancer, where each of the participants had to pick a movie- or TV show-oriented booth.
“I like how all of the schools clubs put so much into this event,” sophomore Saharrah Reid said.
In the middle of the track was a field where on a large stage they held multiple events, ranging from a fashion show to a showing of Finding Dory, each to promote a specific booth. Some of the booths that wrapped around the track were NHS’ Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs booth where they sold pancakes and spaghetti, as well as CCHS theatre club selling ‘dirt cups’ to promote their next production.
“It was cool to show off something I made to support a great cause,” fashion student Maurín Santos Lopez said. “I love it.”
With such diverse events, most attendees found something they enjoyed.
“My favorite event was the survivor march,” AP Government teacher Emily Rodriguez said. “They have everyone walk around holding flowers and banners in honor of a survivor or a caregiver that helped a survivor.”
Lining the track were paper bags dedicated to survivors, labeled by the first letter of their name and using cans to hold them down. Another interesting thing was a giant board that everyone could sign in commemoration of cancer victims.
“I think it’s really cool that people are coming out and trying to promote this kind of thing,” freshman Jeremy Blodnieks said. “It really makes you feel like people care.”