Students from across the Capital Region have been raising awareness and money for breast cancer research since 2017 when Carli O’Hara decided she wanted to do whatever she could to help raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. in honor of her grandmother, a stage 4 breast cancer survivor.
The campaign is an initiative with the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Friday is Real Kids Wear Pink Day, and kids are encouraged to wear pink wherever possible. The kids raised more than $72,000 last year. The American Cancer Society says every dollar counts this year since they are seeing fewer donations because of the pandemic. “We can’t have our events, so that is part of it of course. Obviously, people are in very different financial situations than usual, so we are definitely facing a financial crisis at the American Cancer Society, which could result in us having to cut 50% of our investment research,” said Lizzie Hunter of the American Cancer Society. “That’s why days like this are more important than ever before.”
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