Starting last year, Squalicum High School Cheer decided to go beyond just wearing pink and promoting awareness. We wanted to do more.
We know that so many families are affected by cancer and we wanted to honor and fight against ALL cancers, because they all matter! Last year we raised $500 dollars towards pediatric brain cancer research. This year we are joining the NFL's Crucial Catch program and hoping to raise even more money to fight cancer.
Here's a little more information about the Crucial Catch program:
Since 2009, the National Football League (NFL) and the American Cancer Society have teamed up in the fight against cancer through the Crucial Catch initiative. Each year, youth and high school teams from across the country do their part to raise awareness and funds to help save lives from cancer. You can help, too. Don’t sit on the bench! Join Youth Crucial Catch and help us intercept cancer.
What is Crucial Catch?: The Crucial Catch program focuses on early detection, education, and access to screenings that can catch cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Participating clubs work to extend the reach of the NFL’s national program through local grassroots efforts focused on promoting cancer screenings, honoring cancer survivors, and planning special in-stadium or pre-game events in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Through these efforts, teams can help intercept cancer in their hometowns by supporting the program in ways that meet the needs of their communities.
This partnership has raised $18 million in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from cancer by funding grants to help people in underserved communities receive potentially lifesaving screening resources.