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Article published October 23, 2012
Schools raise $10,500 for breast cancer battle
ADAMS TWP — Mars students in second through eighth grade raised $10,500.13 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of the schools' annual “Hats for Heroes” fundraiser. Students at Mars Middle School brought in $4,138.50 during the annual fundraiser; Mars Centennial School raised $2,630.17 and Mars Elementary School netted $3,731.63. As part of the events, students in second through eighth grades were asked to make a donation in return for the opportunity to wear hats in school on Oct. 5. At the middle school, students who made a donation also were entered into a prize drawing. Winners were eighth graders Annabel Hnath, a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card; Maddie Pifer, an iTunes gift card; Douglas Cannon, a Neil Walker autographed photo; Christian Lussier, a Pascal Dupuis autographed helmet; Tyler Grau, a Matt Cooke autographed puck; and seventh grader Luke Kasten, an Antonio Brown autographed photo. In addition, sports marketing students at Mars High School collected more than $200 for cancer research through a raffle and sales of breast cancer awareness wristbands. And Mars Primary Center held a “Think Pink” fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen, this past week. Mars School District is a Silver Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.