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Waller High School Bulldogs Seek Cure for Cancer

BY Marianne Kosik

WISD Public Information

Waller High School presented a check for $568 to the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life -Waller” and another $568 to “Team Tiara” that was collected from the sale of “Bulldogs for the Cure” t-shirts. The Waller ISD community purchased the t-shirts to be worn during the October 1st Waller High School football game which kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Waller ISD community continues to team-up to take a stance towards the fight against cancer.

A bulletin board, that highlights the top 5 contributing teams and individuals, remains displayed on the Waller High School campus and is strictly devoted to the “Relay for Life-Waller”. Waller High School has raised over $1,700 for the 2011 event so far. In addition to the two $568 contributions from the sale of the t-shirts, the Waller Wranglerettes held a “Cupcakes for the Cure” bake sale during the October 1st game which raised over $900 from the sale of the cupcakes.

This year is the 27th year anniversary of Relay for Life, the main fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The “Relay for Life” theme this year is “The American Cancer Society – The official sponsor of birthdays.” Simply put – ACS: Helps people STAY well, Helps people GET well, Finding Cures, and Fighting Back. The 2011 “Relay for Life-Waller” is planned for May 6, 2011. The Waller Relay, in its 7th year, is in the early planning stages. DeVous, the Event Chair, is currently seeking event committee members and team members. The next Relay for Life Committee Meeting will be held October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Carl’s BBQ. A “Relay for Life-Waller” Survivor and Caregiver “Fall into Relay” Kick-off Dinner is planned for November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Waller Baptist Church. Last year, “Relay for Life-Waller” collected $62,000 for the fight against cancer. The goal for 2011 is $65,000.Team Tiara supports breast cancer research by participating in the 3-day, 60 mile Susan B. Komen Walk in Dallas . In the last five years, The Team Tiara raised over $370,000 for breast cancer research.

Join the committee, form a team with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or make a generous donation and join Waller in the fight against cancer! For more information, about “Relay for Life-Waller” contact Rachel DeVous at rdevous@wallerisd.net or visit the Relay for Life Waller website at www.relayforlife.org/wallercotx. For Team Tiara information or to make a donation, visit www.teamtiara.net.

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