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Del City students raise money for cancer awareness

Students across Oklahoma donned pink attire last week for Win Win Week. Through T-shirt and bracelet sales, Del City High School raised about $1,300.
BY NASREEN IQBAL niqbal@opubco.com Modified: September 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm •  Published: September 25, 2013
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Students and teachers alike sported pink attire for Win Win Week, with schools across the state raising money for cancer treatment and awareness.

The fundraiser is a collaboration between the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

“It's all about the color,” said Kristy Cooper, Del City High student council sponsor and math teacher. “At football games, you might see orange or black or red but not pink. During this week, the stands are just filled with pink. And that's when it's obvious just how much school spirit these kids have.”

Cooper said Del City High School raised about $1,300 through T-shirt and bracelet sales during the campaign last week.

Denise Churchill, an administrative assistant at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, said about 65 schools across the state participate in the fundraising events, with state championship awards going to the schools that raise the most money and show the most school spirit.

All of the totals and winners have not yet been determined, she said.

To learn more

To learn more about Win Win Week, go to www.okstudentscare.org.