DHS students keep breast cancer awareness fundraiser alive


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DHS students participate in annual pink out spirit theme at a varsity football game of the 2018 season.

Lynlee Hutchison, News Editor

De Soto High School has traditionally created a caring environment and has consistently looked for ways to help those within the community. 

One tradition taken on during the month of October due to National Breast Cancer Awareness month, is the “Cats for the Cure” t-shirt fundraiser. 

In the past, DHS business teacher Tom Byers has put his marketing team in charge of advertising the fundraiser. This school year Byers is not running the marketing team, and this tradition was not in the plans to continue. 

As many students did not want this great tradition to be forgotten, senior Colin Campbell and other involved students started brainstorming. They made it a point to meet with Byers to discuss how a design could be made for “Cats for the Cure” to continue. 

This tradition is special to many students at DHS, as many within the Wildcat community have relations to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. 

Junior Tess Langton can relate with this experience, as her mother is a breast cancer survivor. 

“I think it’s really cool that our school is helping by promoting this [breast cancer] to our community to support so many families around us that have been affected by this disease,” Langton said. 

This year’s earnings from the fundraiser will be donated by Campbell and students to a special cause. 

“The money is going to be donated to Brayden’s Hhope for Cchildhood Ccancer. It’s an organization based locally in Kansas City that helps children with cancer,” Campbell said. 

The fundraiser falls just in time to get a t-shirt to wear to the “Pink Out” themed football game Oct 25. 

“The big thing about it is that we have a football game that is almost alongside the shirt, so our goal is to fill the student section with a lot of pink that night and gain a lot of support for this charity,” Campbell said. 

Order forms for the ninth annual shirt can be found in the main office and student services. Forms must be turned in by Oct. 14 to help DHS give back to a great cause.