Career Center donates to Cancer Center 0221

Clarion County Career Center Director Traci Wildeson (from left) and Linda Skelley, confidential secretary and community outreach team member, presents a check in the amount of $5,187.19 to Tracy Myers, office manager at the Clarion Hospital Cancer Center on Jan. 19. This donation was collected through the annual “Coins for a Cure” campaign held at the Clarion County Career Center for Cancer Awareness month.

Career Center donates to Cancer Center

SHIPPENVILLE The Clarion County Career Center participated in Cancer Awareness month during October with their annual "Coins for a Cure" campaign.

Unfortunately, cancer doesn't stop for a pandemic. Due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, the students were unable to complete a fundraiser like they have done in past years.

The campaign to raise money, which is donated to the Clarion Sunshine Project at the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital, reverted back to the original format of placing coin containers in all the classrooms to allow students to contribute their loose change to the cause.

A competition was done between each of the programs to see who could raise the highest amount. The students in welding and fabrication donated the highest amount and will be awarded a pizza party.

Students in construction technology and diesel technology came in a close second and third place with their donations and will be awarded a tray of cookies.

The total collected was an astounding $5,187.19, bringing the Career Center's nine year donation total to the Clarion Hospital Cancer Center to almost $37,000.

Career Center Director Traci Wildeson and Linda Skelley, confidential secretary and community outreach team member, delivered the donation to Tracy Myers, office manager at the Clarion Hospital Cancer Center.

Since student assemblies could not be conducted this year, Tracy Myers is planning to record a video message to share with the students.

She always tells the students how these funds benefit those fighting cancer. All funds were donated to the Clarion Sunshine Project to help those experiencing financial needs while they are being treated for cancer.

The teamwork displayed during this "Coins for a Cure" campaign is obvious by the amazing donation amount the students and staff were able to achieve during cancer awareness month.