By Jenevieve Saidi
Cougar News Blog
Cactus Canyon Junior High participated in a coin drive over the week of March 28. They wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The fundraiser collected a total of $1,516.18. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide health organization that is dedicated to cancer research, education, and eliminating cancer. It is a volunteer health organization and is one of the largest contributors to cancer research and public education about the diseases.
vLast year the school raised $1,152.87. This year they raised $363.31 more than that.
“We are proud to have raised more money than last year,” said Meaghan Davis, dean of students..
The money donated to ACS is going to be spent on cancer research, patient support, preventive information, detection, and treatment. ACS also holds their own events and fundraisers such as Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.