Stamford High Students Show School Spirit, Raise Cancer Awareness

On Tuesday, May 2, students from Joliet West High School will join students from Minooka Community High School to raise awareness and funds for cancer awareness.

Kristen Koppers, Joliet West teacher and sponsor of the Students of Community Advocacy (SoCA) club, worked to coordinate the fundraiser with Minooka High School. The fundraiser culminates when the Joliet West Tigers take on the Minooka Indians during the Varsity and JV girl's soccer game at Joliet West fields. The varsity game will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the JV game will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Koppers explained, "We're doing a huge fundraiser that started out small," adding that the club has named the event, "Together As One."

Koppers stated that all money would be donated to raise cancer awareness. SoCA plans to donate funds to the American Cancer Society and the Mark Smith Foundation. Koppers added that Smith was a teacher at Minooka Community High School who passed away last year after a fight with brain cancer.

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