LARAMIE, Wyo. (December 11, 2020) – During the month of October, Albany County School District #1 (ACSD), raised $2,255 for the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center through a staff fundraiser. The funds were presented to Ivinson’s Cancer Center on Friday when Superintendent Dr. Jubal Yennie delivered the check to Amy Smith, the director of the center.

“I really think it’s important to have community involvement and for the community to know our cancer center is here,” Smith said. “We help so many patients in this community that probably have kids in this school district. Being able to coordinate together and work together is super meaningful. We deal with kids here on a limited basis, so we don’t see as much of those kids because they go to Denver, but their families are definitely here. This money helps support our whole community.”

The staff of the ACSD participated in its October Health Awareness Challenge, and the staff brought attention to cancer by wearing jeans and special colored t-shirts on Fridays. Each week, the ACSD staff raised awareness for a different type of cancer.

Throughout the month, staff wore pink for breast cancer, purple for lupus, green or teal for testicular and ovarian cancer, and yellow for childhood cancer. Each Friday, staff donated money to be able to wear jeans along with their t-shirts.

Kinkos in Laramie generously printed and donated the check that was used in the presentation to the cancer center.

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