Three local high schools recently dove into action in the fight against breast cancer.
Neuqua Valley, Waubonsee Valley, and Metea Valley high schools women’s swimming and diving teams put aside winning and loosing for one hour. Participants swam a continuous relay for 60 minutes and divers used the time to practice their routines.
About 180 student athletes participated in District 204’s annual Hour of Power at Metea Valley High School. The athletes raised money through T-shirt sales, student donations, and health class fundraisers. Swimmers also wrote the names of loved ones who were affected by breast cancer on their swimming caps.
“It means a lot that everyone is coming together and raising money for the people that need more treatment and my mom did,” said Erin Turner, a Metea Valley High School Senior.
Last year’s event raised $10,000 and this year’s officials hope to reach $20,000. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Koman fight against breast cancer.
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