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No Shave November - West Salem High School's campaign against cancer

11/17/2014 8:16 am

THIS JUST IN (11/19/14)
Thank you. What started as a fun challenge from a student on Twitter evolved into a community-wide show of support for cancer. We set our goal at $725; some believed we wouldn't get there. In the end, we raised over $1,600 to benefit the West Salem Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. This was truly a team effort, and there are many people to thank:
 
-Sophomore Chase Ostrem and Twitter for starting it all
-My 1st hour sophomore class and Mr. Borre for helping refine our ideas
-Administration for giving us the backing to move forward with this
-Ms. Peterson, Ms. Williams, Ms. Murphy, and the office staff for working daily to keep us on track
-Ms. Key and Mr. Hughes for brainstorming ideas for incentives with me
-Ms. DuMars and Mr. Bahr in the district office for helping promote our cause on social media and the district website
-Features in West Salem for donating free bowling as an incentive to donate
-Assignment editor Nick Marcou, photojournalists Greg White and John Schmidt and WKBT News 8 for promoting our cause region-wide on Friday at 5pm and Tuesday at 6pm and 10pm
-Coulee News reporter Jourdan Vian for writing a story on our efforts (Thursday, 11/20)
-Students, staff, and parents/guardians for donating and for promoting our cause
-The 15 staff members who offered to grow beards to raise awareness for cancer
 
Check out the News8000 Story:  Click Here
 
Thank you, all. I believe we can make the event bigger and better next year.

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West Salem High School's campaign against cancer, Shave Cancer Not Beards, is entering its final leg. Currently, staff have raised over $600.  
Monday and Tuesday (November 17-18) this week will consist of a homeroom competition. All homerooms will begin with $0 on Monday morning. The homeroom that raises the most money on Monday and Tuesday will earn free bowling at Features. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Nelson at the high school.
 
The link to News 8000's story? http://www.news8000.com/news/29730198
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