Teen Cancer Awareness
Teen Cancer – Monongahela Middle School in Deptford Township runs a Teen Cancer Awareness Week with a focus on fundraising for the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation. Last year the students raised $2,100, by paying a fee to dress down and wear purple. Jeanne Andrews, an instructional aide, initiates and organizes this yearly event which includes daily announcements and five minute lessons about teen cancer. The week culminates in an assembly featuring teen cancer survivors and representatives from organizations and businesses working to help teens through a difficult time in their lives.