Student Council takes down cancer


Eric Tate (12) collects money at the annual Pink Out basketball game.

A unique way of fundraising paid off for OHS Student Council.

For the first time, Student Council (STUCO) thought of a way to “knock down” cancer and raise money at the same time. Six pink letters that spelled out cancer were hoisted high in the rafters in the commons. Each letter represented a $50 goal. If $50 was raised, then a letter was ripped down from the rafters.

“I was surprised at how well it went and how eager people were to help.”, STUCO Senior Vice President Sandra Jasarevic said.

STUCO was surprised with the outpouring of support including one student donating $50 to take a letter down himself. Money was collected during the week of the annual Pink Out Game, which is a basketball game to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

Rivalries were put aside when fundraising efforts came to a climax. Together, Mehlville and Oakville Student Council Executives raised $570 during the annual women’s and men’s pink out game.

“Having both communities of students and parents from both high schools coming together to support the fight against breast cancer was amazing,” Jasarevic said.