By: Kennedy Werner
With a student section decked in pink from head to toe, Walled Lake Central’s annual Pink Out game for breast cancer awareness hit close to home this year. Going head to head with their biggest rivalry Walled Lake Western, Walled Lake Central used this opportunity to raise money and awareness in honor of science teacher Traci Banjanin, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.
“Ms. Banj was easily one of the best teacher I have ever had, and I felt like as a school, we should give something back to her,” said National Honors Society (NHS) President senior Brittany Hamama.
Central’s NHS sold t-shirts, towels, and eye black in preparation for the game. All proceeds from the sale go towards WLC’s NHS Relay for Life team called “WLC NHS Relays for Banj”.
“We wanted to make a bigger difference, which is why we decided to dedicate a football game to raise cancer awareness,” Hamama continued.
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