September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Yesterday, EC San Diego held a fundraiser in order to raise money for further research on alternative testing methods and medicines for treating Ovarian cancer. Students who donated $1 were able to put their hand in a box and pick out a piece of paper listing one of three prizes: 1) candy, 2) a $5 Starbucks gift card, or 3) a ticket to the SD Zoo. The fundraiser was a hit as 4 students won Zoo tickets, 8 students won Starbucks gift cards, and the rest of participating students won candy. We are happy to announce that a total of $281.57 was raised and will be donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Teacher Patricia Blackstone Evans shares her thoughts below:

“It was a great day [on] Thursday, 25 September, when EC San Diego students helped us raise over $250 towards essential research into Ovarian Cancer. Early detection and developing new medicines will give women their best chances of survival. We would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to all who made donations towards this goal.”