September 15, 2018 – September 19, 2018
Members of Teens for Healthy Youth, the youth coalition of LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth, created awareness for September National Childhood Cancer Awareness month by educating their peers on childhood cancer through yards signs, morning announcements, and peer to peer education.
THY made their own Cure Childhood Cancer Ribbon magnets and sold magnets before school and during lunch to their classmates, teachers, administrators, and support staff with the support from the school resource officer. Ribbons were posted throughout the school on doorways, windows, and lockers. The students collected over $300 to donate to CureChildhoodCancer.org in honor of peer who recently passed away from childhood cancer. Parents were also made aware of the event via parent newsletter and school website.
THY hopes this project will create an awareness of THY and their dedication to promoting positive teen health.