Students raise funds for foundation

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Purple Power Day project, started by Purdy FCCLA members Jessica Ball and Kaylynn Harley, culminated on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, with a check presentation to the family of Carl Geyer. These students have raised awareness of pancreatic cancer, which took the life of Geyer, a social studies teacher at Purdy High School, on Dec. 9, 2011. Chapter members have raised money this fall by designing and selling purple T-shirts, chocolate chip cookies, cake pops and Grape Crush soda. A check, in the amount of $757.32, was presented to the family of Mr. Geyer during a home basketball game. A total of $799.32 has been raised to date. The funds will benefit the PanCan Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

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