First published in the Nov. 3 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The St. Francis High School Mothers’ Guild announced that its recent Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Pink Out” fundraiser was highly successful.
The Mothers’ Guild worked with the SFHS student body to design, produce and sell pink T-shirts and sweatshirts to honor those from the community who have been impacted by breast cancer. The front of the T-shirt/sweatshirt design says “Strength in Numbers” and the back includes a list of loved ones, submitted by the St. Francis students and staff, who have battled against this cancer.
The St. Francis community wore these shirts for the “Pink Out” themed football game on Oct. 21.
“We continue to honor all of those who have lost their fight, who have won their fight, and who are currently fighting,” a St. Francis spokesperson said. “The City of Hope extended its gratitude to St. Francis High School for being a part of this exciting mission of discovery, hope and healing. St. Francis is grateful to the City of Hope for making a difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.”
Thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity associated with this fundraiser, St. Francis was able to raise and donate $8,150 to support the City of Hope.
The St. Francis Mothers’ Guild proudly presented a check on behalf of the entire St. Francis community to the City of Hope on Oct. 26.
“A special thanks to Henderson’s Printing in Monrovia for turning this around in a few days,” a Mothers’ Guild official said. “We also want to thank Cissie Andrews, our lead Knightwear chair, for welcoming the idea and spearheading the effort in just a 5-day window — a true testament to the Franciscan virtues of service, compassion and generosity.”