West Orange High School wears gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

The school came together to support the cause on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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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. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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