After months of fundraising, students present money to American Cancer Society

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – When students in Warren East High School’s leadership class found out two of their teachers, Lisa Amos and Cyndi Mann, were battling cancer, they decided to show their support by raising money for the American Cancer Society.

After selling pizza rolls, t-shirts, bracelets and more, they presented the money they raised to the American Cancer Society on Thursday afternoon.

They were able to raise over $1,800 this year, a 500% increase from last year when they raised $300.

“Being a child of a father who passed away my freshman year, it was a very difficult circumstance,” Mason Miller, junior at WEHS said. “Knowing that we have a leadership class that has set aside a special project to do something to raise money for cancer has made a very positive impact on us.”

The students were also visited by corporate staff from FranklinCovey, a company that provides schools nationwide with the Leader In Me, a model that empowers with leadership and life skills in students.

FranklinCovey plans to share their story internationally.

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