American Cancer Society - Wikipedia

Cancel Out Cancer

Almost everyone has been or will be impacted by cancer in their lives. Around 2 million people are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year, making it the second most common cause of death in the US. Haleigh’s father was diagnosed with cancer while she was a junior in high school and passed away a few months later. During this time, she was doing everything she could to keep herself busy, which led her to the Kiwanis Family. Haleigh was able to be more involved in her school’s Key Club, which is our high school counterpart.

This Governor’s Project is a way to assist those who are going through similar struggles and by pledging our support as a District it will move the world closer to one day being cancer free. Her goal through this project is to have Circle K be a place people can come to feel accepted, loved, and keep their mind off of the havoc going on in their lives, even if it is just for a few hours doing a service project. Keep reading to see some ways your club or division can help raise awareness and funds to contribute to this cause.

 
What can you do to help this project?
There are dozens and dozens of organizations that seek to provide aid and relief for cancer. Through the years, many Circle K’ers and Key Clubbers have partnered with these organizations to support cancer patients. At this time we want to put emphasis on the following organizations: Relay for Life, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Coaches vs Cancer, and Strides Against Breast Cancer.  These are all organizations that the New York District of Circle K International has worked closely with throughout the years. Fundraisers will be incredibly important to support research for something that is so widely spread but still has no remedy for. 

Relay for Life

As one of the biggest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, consider joining this organization in their fight against cancer. Through the funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, communities are teaming up to make a difference.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

From a young age, Alex raised funds through a lemonade stand for cancer. Since then, her message has spread and inspired $1 million in funds. All donations contribute towards advancing research towards ending childhood cancer.

Coaches vs Cancer

“For over 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer. With your passion and dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide.” Reach out and partner up with your college sports teams to raise funds to donate to the American Cancer Society!

Breast Cancer Walk

This is a regional event in October that serves as an excellent volunteer opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer and how it impacts peoples lives, both men and women.