Sting Cancer Organizes No-Shave March


Aeva Ver Boort, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

This year Notre Dame Academy will be able to do No-Shave March!

This event, fundraiser for the male faculty, staff and students, will start on March 1 and end on March 29.  

Participants will have to purchase a $20 wristband and wear it every day.  If you lose your wristband, you are able to purchase another for $10.

To help make this event successful, Sting Cancer advisers Shelly Cowans and Joey Rickards mention that is extremely important that the NDA grooming policy be enforced for the students who are not participating.

“To help promote this event there is information in the announcements and posters around school,” said Cowan.

The money that is raised will be used to purchase supplies for care baskets that will be put together.  The baskets will be distributed to people in NDA and Greater Green Bay Communities who are going through cancer treatment.    

Unfortunately the club will not be having a St. Baldrick’s shaving assembly.  They decided to have fundraising events that will keep the funds local in order to help people in our own community.

Seniors Anna Kaye and Sami LeFever are leaders of Sting Cancer.  What caused them to revitalize the club was they truly wanted to make a difference in the NDA community.  When they were involved in Sting Cancer their sophomore year, they really enjoyed the events that were going on, like Saint Baldrick’s and Cancer Prayer Chain.  

“We thought that with some fundraisers around school, we might be able to make a difference in someone’s life,” said the two leaders.

A story that really pushed LeFever to become a member of this group was when her grandma was diagnosed with lung cancer.  

“After she passed away, I felt that Sting Cancer was a place where I could help those who were suffering through the same things that she was,” said LeFever.

One thing that is challenging about being a leader in this club is how busy each person is. However, they are working to make this last semester a good one.