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Costumes for the Cure raises money for breast cancer research

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Northview High School interpersonal relationships teacher Joanna Connors (top) poses with her students in their Halloween costumes on Wednesday. Costumes for the Cure raised approximately $350 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. [Order this photo]
Northview High School hosted "Costumes for the Cure" for the second year in a row to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research and awareness.

Northview teacher Joanna Connors and her interpersonal relationships classes headed the campaign.

Students in Connors' classes put up posters around the school promoting the event and also performed skits for morning announcements to get the word out.

Northview students were encouraged to donate $1 to wear a costume to school on Halloween. Students were also encouraged to donate to the cause even if they weren't dressed up.

The student with the best costume in each of three lunch periods in the day was awarded a $25 cash prize. In addition, a $25 donation was made for breast cancer research in that student's name. Winners for the lunch periods were Ashley Sutherland, Stone Hamblen and Melissa Lummis.

Two students in Connors' class, Megan Brunette and Jade Perdue, said the campaign has been a good way to teach Northview students about respect and awareness for the Susan G. Komen cause.

"My aunt and grandmother had breast cancer," Perdue said. "It means a lot that other people care enough to donate."

"Our interpersonal relationships class has taught us a lot about respect for others," Brunette said.

Lessons in class and the Costumes for the Cure campaign have also taught the students about giving.

"It's taught us that we should give without necessarily getting something," Perdue said.

Overall, the campaign raised approximately $350 for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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