January 30, 2018
Cancer – it comes in many different forms and sizes, and sadly it has impacted everyone at some point in their life. According to the National Cancer Institute, “In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease.” Owatonna has decided to make a stand by donating to cancer research, community organizations or individuals within the community by hosting “Cancer Nights” and other fundraisers.
The Owatonna Senior High School athletics began the school’s cancer fundraising. In the fall, OHS Football hosted their fifth annual ‘Sack Cancer’ event. The proceeds from this event went to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. According to their website, $281,000 was raised throughout the state of Minnesota to go towards cancer research and those who have been hit by cancer the most.