To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, various William Floyd High School programs – National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and the girls’ volleyball program – participated in fundraisers to help raise money for cancer research and patient/family support.
Members of the William Floyd National Honor Society participated in the annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event at Suffolk Community College on October 28 and raised $3,500 with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and its cancer research and support programs. The group was among the top five in fundraisers for this event.
Also participating in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event were the Future Business Leaders of America, which raised $1,200 for the American Cancer Society.
Additionally, the William Floyd girls’ volleyball program raised $1,500 through two charity fundraisers to help support cancer research. In October, they held their annual “Dig Pink” game raising $500 for the Side-Out Foundation’s “game-changing” cancer research programs.
Along with the “Dig Pink” game, the volleyball team also raised $1,000 in support of ovarian cancer research. A portion of the $1,000 raised will be donated to ovarian cancer research while the rest will be put into a scholarship for a student who has been affected by cancer or who helped raise money towards cancer research can win.