The battle against cancer continues to attract more and more warriors.
Lone Grove High School’s National Honor Society members are inviting cancer patients, families and anyone else interested to their annual Pink Out event Feb. 5 at the school’s basketball game.
“We’re excited and the kids are working hard,” club sponsor Debbie James said.
Pink Out is a free event open to the public, with the purpose of raising awareness and funds for not just breast cancer, but all types of cancer. Those attending Pink Out are encouraged to wear the namesake color.
“It helps out a good organization and it gets all the community involved in the game,” said honor society member Michaela Lee. “It’s a big night.”
T-shirts are on sale for $10 in the high school office, along with lanyards, temporary tattoos and chance tickets to win one of five donated items, including a football signed by the Lone Grove team, a University of Oklahoma stadium photograph, a quilt and two handmade pins. Chances cost $1 for one or $5 for six.
“I loved the amount of people who got involved to help us raise money and help us work toward this cause,” member Madison Ellis said of last year’s event.
Buckets will be passed for donations during the event and contributions are always accepted at the high school — with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The goal this year is $3,000, up somewhat from what was raised last year.
“I have family members who have been affected by cancer, and I really like to just help anybody that has been affected,” member Bryce Walker said. “The goal is to raise money so that we can help those who are affected by cancer, but it’s such a huge impact to those families and those people so we’re just trying to help them get through it.”
It will be a night of basketball, bake sales and free drawings, all for a good cause.
“Join us for a night full of fun,” James said.