The week of October 14-17 is this year’s Win-Win Week for Antlers High School (AHS), a week supporting cancer awareness through uniting the student and faculty body by wearing similar colors representing the cancer of the day. The Student Council, Cheerleaders, FFA, FCCLA, and BPA will be working together to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research, a nonprofit leader in treating cancer patients. All collections will be sent to Peggy and Charles Stephenson (former Antlers residents and AHS graduates) Cancer Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
The groups encourage each high school student to participate in the support and awareness of different cancers by wearing the specific colors for their respective days. Doing so not only unifies the school as a single body, but it also helps mend families struggling with the emotional as well as financial expense of cancer treatment by lifting a portion of this burden from them.
On Monday, black is to be worn for melanoma; Tuesday, blue and a mustache for prostate cancer; Wednesday, gold for childhood cancers; and finally Thursday, pink for breast cancer. A container will be set in each class for students to make donations to Cancer Research, as well as in different parts of town. Amy Gardner, the Student Council Sponsor, said, “Win-Win Week is a great opportunity for the community of Antlers to join together and raise awareness of various cancers. Collecting money throughout the community will help to fight cancer by allowing research to be done.”
On the final day of Win-Win Week, Antlers will be playing a football game at home against Wilburton, during which time designated students will go through the stands asking for donations to support this cause. The cheerleaders, band, and football team will be wearing pink as part of their uniform on game night. Fans alike are asked to wear pink as well for further support. Local radio station KDOE will help the “Pink Out” cause for Thursday night’s game by broadcasting the news to the community.
Come to the football game Thursday night not only to support the Antlers Bearcats, but also to support breast cancer awareness.