Annual kick cancer event raises money to combat childhood cancer

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Annual kick cancer event raises money to combat childhood cancer

Photo by Mike Anthony Vargas

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Story by Jacob Phillips, Online Editor

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On Sept. 30 East Meck congress hosted their annual kick cancer game against Myers Park. While the Eagles came up short in that game losing 2-0, congress was able to raise over $500 to donate to St.Judes to help fight childhood cancer. 

“Raising money to fight childhood cancer is a big deal,” junior Congress Member Shawn Karki said. “Raising money has led to recent advancements have made it to where 80% of children with cancer survive five years or more,”

The money was raised by combining sales from the bake sale, which included goodies like Cookies, brownies, and chocolate-covered pretzels, and a raffle for a cookie cake.

During the game, the Eagles once again struggled to score getting shut out for the second consecutive game. The Eagles followed this game by losing to Hickory Ridge 2-0 and once again failed to score. Their losing streak now stands at three as they prepare for a tough conference game against Butler Oct. 7.