CRESTVIEW North Okaloosa schools are raising money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in April.

Editor's Note: This report is part of the News Bulletin's ongoing series on cancer-research fundraisers. The newspaper is proud to support Relay For Life Crestview, which will take place 6 p.m. April 25 at Shoal River Middle School.

CRESTVIEW  North Okaloosa schools are raising money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in April.

Several schools have Relay For Life teams, which have organized multiple fundraisers with teachers, faculty and students' help.

Davidson Middle School's team, which has raised more than $9,000, collected most of the funds from last month's Davidson Dash 5K/10K, which nabbed more than $7,000, team captain Daniel Richards said. The team also had a yard sale and monthly faculty luncheons.

Baker School's team met a $4,000 goal following T-shirt sales, December's Santa Shop and selling caramel covered apples, team chair Janice Roberts said.

Northwood Arts and Science Academy has raised $1,800 from monthly teachers luncheons, Kacy Kellogg said. 

This will be Bob Sikes Elementary School's 13th year of involvement, Christi Collinsworth, the school's team captain, said.

Through T-shirt sales, benefit luncheons, a school dance and a Yankee candle fundraiser, Bob Sikes has collected nearly $1,000 of its $8,000 goal, she said. Starting April 7, students can donate pocket change to wear a hat or chew bubblegum.

Riverside Elementary School has raised more than $900 toward its $2,000 goal, team captain Amber Johns said. Staffers made donations to wear jeans on early release Thursdays, and students can participate in a March 20 "mini Relay" and an April 12 Relay For Life pageant.

New participant Southside Center has raised $65, according to team captain Becky Kannapel.

She said the school will organize several benefit luncheons for teachers and staff to increase that amount. 


WHAT: Crestview Relay For Life

WHEN: Begins at 6 p.m. April 25

WHERE: Shoal River Middle School, 3200 E. Redstone Ave. 

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