A.L. Southwest students collect for “Project Pink”

Published 9:20 am Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dave Bonnerup, ALMC development director, far left in the bottom row, accepts a donation from students in Sue Ellis’ advisory at Southwest Middle School for “Project Pink.” -- Submitted photo

Students in Sue Ellis’ Advisory at Southwest Middle School recently collected $113 from students and staff for “Project Pink.”

“Project Pink” is Naeve Health Care Foundation, Naeve Hospital Auxiliary and Albert Lea Medical Center’s campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and to fund-raise for projects within ALMC and the Albert Lea Cancer Center.

The students collected donations during a school-wide dodge ball tournament put on by the school’s Youth Advisory Council, led by police liaison officer Jay Crabtree and during lunch periods the following three days.

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Ellis’ advisory’s team name during the tournament was BCA which stands for Breast Cancer Awareness.

“The students were inspired to pay-it-forward,” says Ellis, “and they thought BCA was a cool team name.”

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