Posted November 2, 2015
Cy-Fair, TX (November 2, 2015) At Cypress Woods High School, it is not just the football players embracing the color pink every October to raise awareness for breast cancer. The Cypress Woods Crimson Cadettes drill team came together to raise more than $1,500 for the fundraiser Pass the Boot for Friends thru the Fight.
“Pass the Boot is something special to us because it is one of our girls’ aunts who started the foundation after she got breast cancer.” Crimson Cadette Director Lauren Reilly Gregory said. “It helps people that actually have breast cancer and their families.”
Breast cancer touches the lives of 2.4 million women in the United States; their friends, families, caregivers and cheerleaders are also affected by this tragedy. During the “Pink Out” game on Oct. 3, the girls paraded the stands with their boots in hand and the community eagerly donated to support the fight. Through compassion and hard work, the Crimson Cadettes raised more than $1,500 this year.
“It gets our whole community involved; we go around at the football games, in between and during classes.” senior Keeli Machacek said.
One-hundred percent of the profits went to Friends thru the Fight and are used to help out families in the Galveston and Houston area.
“If you have breast cancer you apply through ‘Friends thru the Fight’ and through the application process they decide who they want to give the scholarships to,” Gregory said. “They can use the money for either just cooking dinner or financial stuff that they can’t do anymore.”
Pass the Boot is an exciting tradition at Cypress Woods and the student body also shows an immense generosity to the cause.
“I think it is a really great way to raise money and helps those fighting breast cancer,” junior Lauren Wilson said.
Content Courtesy of Felicia Hernandez, Cypress Woods HS