Students show their colors against cancer

Thomas Gilligan

One in every three people will have cancer in their lives, and everyone will be affected by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Students Aganst Cancer (SAC), a student group led by Mr. St. Martin, meet twice a month in order to organize events to raise awareness about the terrible disease.

On November 19, SAC organized the “Purple and White Out” which encouraged all students to come to school wearing purple and white.

“We organized this event because November is pancreatic cancer and caregiver awareness month and purple is their color,” said Mr. St. Martin.

In addition to the “Purple and White Out,” SAC is involved with Relay For Life as well as providing pink apparel for the boys and girls soccer team to raise awareness for breast cancer. “We are also trying to get pink mouth guards for the hockey teams.” said junior Melissa Luther.

The group began last year when a handful of students passionate about fighting cancer spoke to Mr. St. Martin about being the adviser for the group.

“I wanted to be the adviser because I had cancer in my 20s and I have also been a caregiver to my mother and father,” said Mr. St. Martin.