Gold out event raises awareness for childhood cancer

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Gold out event raises awareness for childhood cancer

Paige Brazina

Last Friday, students, faculty and the community came together to raise awareness for childhood cancer at the first home football game of the year. Before the game, supporters brought the football from the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital to the game in a relay-like fashion. They were welcomed at the courtyard with a celebration, involving West’s cheer and dance team, students, staff and community. The Trojans defeated Cedar Rapids Kennedy 12-9. Regardless of the outcome of the game, fans from both schools came together in their gold attire to support the efforts of West High School Dance Marathon. Balloons sold at the game were released after the national anthem in honor and remembrance of those who are fighting and who have lost their battle to cancer. Proceeds from the balloons sold at the event will benefit the West High School Dance Marathon to financially support families being treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Compiled by Madie Miller, Video by Barbara Badovinac, Photos by Paige Brazina

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