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GROTON — The Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Student Council is concentrating its fundraising efforts this week on the American Cancer Society’s October Breast Cancer Awareness High School Challenge.

The Student Council purchased a thousand pink CFV “Crusaders for a Cure” T-shirts to sell as their major fundraiser for Pink Week, in the hope that most students and faculty will purchase them and proudly wear them throughout the week, especially on Homecoming Friday at the pep rally, tailgating and at the Homecoming football game.

At a meeting Monday morning, the council outfitted all the teachers with the T-shirts, along with pink pom poms provided by the ACS. The teachers formed a gauntlet at the main entrance to the school, and received the students as they walked into the school, kicking off Pink Week by displaying their enthusiasm and encouraging the students’ participation.

Student Council activities include these fundraisers:

* Selling “Crusaders for a Cure” T-shirts for $10; each class to wear pink on their specific day of Pink Week, with pink for all on Friday of Homecoming, including Pep Rally at end of school day on Friday;

* All athletes to purchase a “Crusaders for a Cure” T-shirt and sell one as well;

* Teachers pay to wear jeans on Wednesday of Pink Week;

* Selling pink cupcakes during lunchtime;

* Selling Goss Farm (donated) ice cream during lunchtime;

* Selling ACS Breast Cancer Awareness key chains and bracelets;

* Wall of Hope cards honoring cancer victims/survivors;

* “Spike Out Breast Cancer” volleyball competition (teams sign up with entrance fee to compete)

* 50/50 raffle plus raffle basket to be sold at Homecoming;

* Homecoming tailgating selling ACS Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise.

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