Cy Springs event promotes fight against cancer
Students at Cypress Springs High School helped raise money to fight breast cancer during a special event at the school last month.
In the spirit of racing for the cure, nationally-ranked track athlete, senior Tim Gbunblee, challenged the No. 1-ranked junior cyclist in the world, senior Lawson Craddock, to a race-off.
"For a cause that is commonly understood yet uncommonly pursued, the students of Cypress Springs High School are dedicated and unified in the effort to raise money for cancer research that will lead to the discovery of a cure," said Cypress Springs trainer Kim Faterkowski.
"This disease is one that many of us are personally connected, because of this we understand what it means to support the men and women who are suffering and whose families are striving to encourage and strengthen them. We are here to answer the call, not just to empower women and men everywhere but to give all that we can to the foundations striving to alleviate the pain caused by this disease."
The event took place Saturday, March 13. While Craddock edged out Gbunlee in their 200-meter race on Rustic Lake Lane, other student groups provided performances in the Cypress Springs gymnasium. From selling tickets, pink ribbons and concessions and collecting donations, the Cypress Springs students were able to raise about $800 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. According to Faterkowski, an anonymous donor agreed to match the school's contributions.
"In our effort to promote awareness and congregate the community's support, we have got together the best performers and most dedicated people our school has to offer," Faterkowski said. "I am so proud of all the performers and students who took the time to donate their time, money and hearts. They have touched our hearts and soul, challenged our thoughts and outlook to create this great fundraiser for breast cancer."
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