For three years now, the Blitz Out Breast Cancer project, organized by GHS EAST students, has been an opportunity to raise awareness and show support for those who have been affected by breast cancer. This year, the project has not only managed to raise awareness but also raised funds for a donation towards Susan G. Komen, the most widely know breast cancer organization in the United States. Susan G. Komen’s mission is to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, energize science, provide assistance to millions of women and men in need and, above all, find a cure for cancer.
GHS EAST seniors, Kelley Brown, Ashley Taylor and Ryan Davis, along with help from Mrs. Diana Rhea and various members of the community, have raised over $1,900 to present to Susan G. Komen representatives Teresa Jones and Karren Howard on behalf of the 2013 Blitz Out Breast Cancer project.
They would like to thank the community for purchasing “Play Strong, Blitz Out Breast Cancer” t-shirts. All of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales went to the Susan G. Komen foundation. They would also like to thank the Greenwood Dog Pound for promoting the sale of the t-shirts, Mike Talyor Plumbing for providing materials for an at-school fundraiser, Geno’s Pizza of Greenwood for hosting a fundraiser at their restaurant, Alpha Packaging for providing the cardboard to make the large pink ribbons and Calvert McBride for printing the check that was presented to the Susan G. Komen foundation at half-time of last Friday night’s Bulldog game against Little Rock Hall. The project would not have been successful with the help of these people.