ERHS ready to ‘Tackle Cancer’

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These t-shirts will be sold to raise funds for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund during Tackle Cancer festivities at Elk River High School.

Elk River High School students, staff and community will turn their attention to prostate and ovarian cancer this coming week to raise awareness and money as part of Elk River High School’s Tackle Cancer festivities.

The annual weeklong Tackle Cancer effort led by advanced marketing students at Elk River High School will culminate Friday, Sept. 13 with the Miracle Minute, where buckets are passed at the Elk River varsity football game to collect donations.

Events are also being planned throughout the week. This year the color is aqua (blue), and  there will be a “sticky note wall” that students can write inspirational notes or a message to their loved ones on throughout the week.

Students will also participate in our flower fundraiser, and purchase solo cups to make a big cup ribbon at Friday’s game. There will also be a silent auction for special Tackle Cancer football jerseys that seniors will be wearing during warmups as well as signed Tackle Cancer footballs available at the game.

“We are so excited for this week,” said Lindsay Strecker, one of the event organizers.

Th school raised $7,700 last year that went toward Randy Shaver’s Cancer Research and Community Fund. All but 10 of the 400 Tackle Cancer T-shirts were sold last year, and more than $1,000 was collected from fans in the stand.

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