Raising awareness & funds

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Rocky Point High School students and staff joined together this October to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research during several successful initiatives.

During a pink hair extension fundraiser, students enrolled in the building’s cosmetology program attached long, colorful extensions to contributing volunteers’ hair. The extensions came in a variety of pink hues and were on sale for $10 a piece. As a result of the school’s generosity, the classes raised nearly $200 for the Walk for Beauty.

The building’s student-athletes also got in on the cause. The junior varsity and varsity girls’ soccer teams hosted Kick for Cancer games in mid-October. During the games, the team wore special shirts, played with pink soccer balls and displayed banners honoring and remembering people affected by cancer. The program made a donation of $750 to support breast cancer research.

The girls’ volleyball team once again hosted a Dig Pink fundraiser, which featured raffles and prizes collected and donated by local businesses and families. The entire gym was blanketed in pink decorations and many volunteers helped to sell raffle tickets and tasty treats. The teams collected a total of $5,000 donations to support the cause.