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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 23, 2021 4 weeks ago

West Orange High School wears gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

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The school came together to support the cause on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

West Orange High School took the first step in raising advocacy and support for childhood cancer programs and research on Wednesday, Sept. 22. 

Students and staff came together and wore gold in support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness. 

Carlin Whitney, Student Government Association Citizenship Development Committee Chair, said the survival rates for childhood cancer have risen from 10% in the 1960s to almost 80% today. 

"We decided to get involved with the hopes of bringing awareness to pediatric cancer, sharing how we can get involved, and by raising money that funds studies and medical care," Whitney said. 

Whitney said at WOHS they are dedicated to improving the survival rates through Warriorthon. 

Warriorthon is a dance marathon hosted by the SGA to raise money for the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. 

In 2019, WOHS raised $45,259.18 and in 2020 they raised $40,089.62. 

Whitney said the school hopes to raise even more in 2021. 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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