Members of the Student Leadership Council (SLC) and staff advisors at Kindersley Composite School gather for the photo to celebrate the school’s most successful “Think Pink” week breast cancer fundraiser ever. The students raised $10,342 in a week for the C95 Radio Marathon. The SLC has done the fundraiser for eight years.

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Students at Kindersley Composite School (KCS) have broken their record by raising more money than ever before through an annual breast cancer fundraiser.

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) has been raising money for breast cancer research for the past eight years as part of the school’s “Think Pink” week, and this year’s campaign has resulted in the highest total yet. The students raised $10,342 in a single week.

Each year the money goes to support the C95 Radio Marathon, a breast cancer campaign for the Saskatoon-based radio station. According to an SLC advisor, the marathon offers a platform for cancer research and for the school to raise money that will stay in the province.

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Jocelyn Cannon, a Grade 12 student and SLC co-president, and Jensen Reichert, a Grade 11 student and SLC secretary, took time to talk about the fundraiser and its success in 2018. The fundraiser is also a friendly contest for the students.

The SLC members explained that the 25 to 30 SLC members help to lead their grades in the fundraiser, so each grade spends a week raising money and the competition is to see which grade raises the most money for the week. It is a competition, but all the money is pooled together at the end of the week.

There are SLC members from each grade, but the competition was only between students in grades 10-12. The Grade 9 students on the SLC are split up among the three older grades to allow them the opportunity to learn how the fundraiser works.