RC students donate $1,100 to fight breast cancer
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Rancho Cotate High School stepped up big time when it came to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as it again was the county’s leading fundraising high school in the fight against this often fatal disease.

Students at Rancho Cotate donated more than $1,100 to the Sutter Women’s Health Medical Center on Steele Lane in Santa Rosa. The money will specifically go to the Breast Care Services for Uninsured Women, which assists screening and diagnostic services to uninsured women and the Integrative Health and Healing Program, which supports complementary therapies such as acupuncture and yoga as well as counseling, education classes and support groups.

“We've had other schools donate a hundred dollars or so, which is greatly appreciated, but I was blown away by what you guys (at Rancho Cotate) have done,” said Penny Vanderwolk, director of development at Sutter Women’s Health. 

Campus clubs were encouraged to collect donations on and off campus. A contest between Dance, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Students Against a Violated Earth (SAVE) clubs raised over $300.  Some teachers have also “passed the hat” in their classes. Lindsey Brost’s science students raised almost $400.

Some of the money collected came as the result of “Pink Games,” where fall sports teams at Rancho Cotate donned pink in support of the cause and raised money.

For more information about donating to future community drives, contact Student Government Adviser, Jessica Holman at Jessica_Holman@crpusd.org or (707) 477-6326.

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