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Club Unite For HER raises awareness for breast and ovarian cancer

The newly formed club, “Unite For HER” plans to demonstrate a deeper meaning behind the color pink.
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Juniors Zoe Likely,senior Francesca Clark, and junior Emily Reillyrecruit at the activities fair.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The “Unite for HER” club was formed in September by juniors Zoe Likely and Emily Reilly and senior Francesca Clark to raise awareness about ovarian and breast cancer in the Haven community.

So far, the club has raised over 300 dollars at a bake sale on October 4, and hosted a Unite for HER field hockey game.

Likely spoke about the importance of the club and why she wants to bring awareness to ovarian and breast cancer.

“One of the main reasons I started this club was because I myself, along with many others, have known someone who has had breast cancer,” she said. “The goal of this club is to fundraise and support people going through treatment by doing fun events and allowing them to share their stories.”

The club aims to do a lot more in the future. They want to have more events to raise awareness and money, especially in October.

“So far we’ve done a lot of events to raise money and awareness already, and we still have some fun plans coming up,” Reilly said. “We plan on having a volleyball night and something during one of the football games.”

The leaders have major goals to advocate for breast cancer and ovarian cancer awareness for this year.

“Our goal this year is to raise between 2,000 and 3,000 dollars,” Clark said. “Hopefully, we will be able to raise more. We are also hoping to have guest speakers at events, so that they can share their stories and raise awareness.”

Many people are already involved in the club and have helped make a big impact.

Some of the club’s members have loved ones who have experienced ovarian and breast cancer and want to share their stories.

“The reason I joined this club was because my mom had ovarian cancer when she was in high school,” junior Maryella Gill said. “I want to spread the awareness not just about what ovarian and breast cancer is but how to check for it.”

Unite for Her plans to continue to make an impact on the school community throughout the year as a club by continuing to build awareness about breast and ovarian cancer and getting people involved.

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Luci DiBonaventura '25, Detours Editor
Luci is a junior and this is her third year writing for Panther Press. In her free time she enjoys painting, playing piano and dancing.
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