Glen Rose FCCLA- Bringing the Silver for the GOLD
Glen Rose High School FCCLA chapter members have joined the fight to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Members chose Childhood Cancer Awareness Month as their FCCLA monthly chapter service project for September. Jordin Voss, Ashlynn Perry, and Colin Beatty led the project and made it their goal to raise $1,000 to donate to childhood cancer awareness and research. Members started raising awareness and funds by hosting and working the JV Volleyball Tournament Red Gym Concession Stand. They made signs and hung up lots of gold streamers to garner attention and participate in an opportunity to share their project with patrons of the stand. The concession stand earnings helped start the project and they raised close to $300 for their hard work.
Secondly, they planned and carried out adding a little GOLD to the September 28th pep rally and football game. During the pep rally, where they hung up gold balloons, streamers, and posters along with a gold wooden ribbon, the trio was able to speak to the crowd of their peers and the many community members in attendance. They also shared their plans of collecting monies during the 2nd quarter of the home football game that evening.
The color of the ribbon advocating for childhood cancer awareness is gold. So, “Bring the Silver for the Gold” is the slogan the students have been broadcasting in an effort to obtain donations from the community through these various activities. There has been donation competition within Glen Rose High School as well. Second period classes at the school have competed to donate the most money. The prize for winning is a provision of donuts to the victors, a Starbucks drink and gift card to the teacher of the winning class, and the knowledge that the victors and their peers were able to make a difference in the fight against this devastating disease. To date, the students have well exceeded their $1,000 goal and look forward to donating this money to Childhood Cancer Awareness and Research.