Cancer research day set at Zephyr Cove |

Cancer research day set at Zephyr Cove

Whittell High School’s student council and leadership students are offering the community a good time for a good cause.

With the help of leadership advisor Lindsay Wines, the Booster’s Club, Douglas County Police Department and Tahoe Douglas Rotary, the students are hosting “A Road to a Cure” cancer research day.

The event is scheduled for June 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Zephyr Cove Park. The evening’s agenda includes music by Pound and Lavish Green, a testimony by three-time cancer survivor Sally deLipkau and a candlelight vigil.

There will be a raffle, game booths for children and barbecued burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers. Admission is free, but students hope to raise money through donations and food sales. All proceeds benefit cancer patients and research. Donations of any size will be greatly appreciated.

“Our basic intent is to unite the community,” Whittell Student Body President Emily Bowman said. “Whittell has never done a big field day like this before and we thought by integrating a beneficial cause, it just makes it that much more fun. We wanted to do something big, something monumental.”

Bowman said she was touched by the community’s willingness to help with the event. She was especially impressed with Lavish Green, who canceled a paying gig to perform at the cancer day, free of charge.

“The community really pulled together,” Bowman said. “The bands, I really take my hat off to. They were willing to do this, even though it’s a high school thing.”

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