Relay for Life fundraising kicks off

Posted on February 24, 2017, in Events, Lancer Life

Fundraising for this year’s Relay for Life at General McLane has officially kicked off.

General McLane High School and James W. Parker Middle School held a joint assembly yesterday for Relay for Life.

During the assembly, students received glow bracelets to show those they knew affected by cancer. There was also a Sun Safety Relay Race between teachers and students. Marla Stauffer, a retired General McLane High School teacher and General McLane resident, and Katie Staynoff Jones, owner of Miss Katie’s Dance Studio in Edinboro,  told the students about their survivor stories.

Throughout the week, students voted for teachers and staff they wanted to see dye their entire hair purple. The middle school winners included Don McGahen, Heather Helsley and Todd Sturgess. The High School winners included Mary Cousins and Tim Snair.

On Friday, both the Middle School and High School had hair dye stations in their main lobbies for students and staff who wished to donate a $1 to get a strike of purple. These events were coordinated by the 8th Grade Advisors and GMHS Principal’s Cabinet.

This year’s Relay for Life at General McLane will take place on Saturday, June 3 fro 11 a.m. until midnight.