BHS Marketing Class Donates over $1.3k to C.U.R.E Childhood Cancer Association
Brockport High School (BHS) students taking Sports, Entertainment and Marketing (SEM) put their new skills to the test by organizing and hosting a fundraiser to benefit C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association this spring.
With a goal to raise $1,000 to help raise money and awareness for local children battling cancer, BHS Business Teacher Mark Mutton explained that the fundraiser was created by students who wanted to “go the extra mile” for their final project.
Dubbed the “Brockport Buzz,” four SEM students volunteered to have their heads shaved by local barbers, John Lindsay from Next Level Barbershop and Michelle Gallager from Salon Sage, during a live event on June 12. Mr. Mutton also upped the ante, pledging to shave his head if the class made their $1,000 goal by June 9.
Having exceeded their goal, student representatives from the SEM class and the BHS bookstore, Trident, presented C.U.R.E. Executive Director Holly Dutcher with a check of $1,363 and an additional $20 cash which was donated on the day of the event.
According to Dutcher, Mr. Mutton reached out with an idea from “students who were looking to make a real difference.”
For C.U.R.E. Board of Directors Member, and father of three Brockport students, Daniel Kuhn, it’s a cause that hits close to home.
“C.U.R.E. was there for my family from day one,” Kuhn said, reflecting on his daughter’s diagnosis. “The organization was founded over 50 years ago by parents of children with cancer, so they knew the importance of having that familial support and connection because they’d been through it themselves. It’s really like the best club that no one wants to be a part of.”
Their goal is simple: to improve the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their loved ones.
“I love the mission,” Dutcher said. “The connections we have made with families over the years is really special. There are families I’m still reaching out to, I’m still connected with, after 10+ years.”