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'Buzzing' for charity

Saturday, October 20, 2012

CC-E sophomore Daniel Borkowsky agreed to shave his head if the school could raise $1,000 for Pink Week, to benefit breast cancer research. The students raised $1,740.38 through admissions to home volleyball and football games, selling bracelets, and raffling off a pink ribbon-themed gift basket and volleyball at a volleyball game. On Friday, to fulfill the agreement, the students met in the school gym to watch senior Rebecca Borkowsky shave her brother's head.
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This child did a wonderful thing, and while I think there is way too much money being sent to BC charities, that does not take away from the selflessness of this child.

-- Posted by Molly Weasley on Mon, Oct 22, 2012, at 1:02 PM

Daniel Borkowski I am very proud of you!

-- Posted by Tara,Patrick on Mon, Oct 22, 2012, at 7:14 PM

Yes, Molly, absolutely too much money goes to can... nope. Sorry, I can't even finish that sentence. Really??!?!

-- Posted by notinia on Tue, Oct 23, 2012, at 9:31 AM

Did you really just say that... too much money goes to BC charities??? What an ignorant and insensitive thing to say on a public forum. How many people do you think read this and are breast cancer survivors due to funds available to improve treatments, technology. I am disgusted and offended. Read these facts from the American Cancer Society and see if you still feel the same:

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women after skin cancer. Today, about 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women (lung cancer is first). The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 226,870 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 39,510 will die from breast cancer.

2nd leading cause of cancer death in women.. did you read that. How can too much money be sent to charities working to improve the treatments and resources available to women fighting this disease?

-- Posted by Spencer Lifer on Thu, Oct 25, 2012, at 11:01 AM

Absolutely not to take anything away from BC, but it does get a lot of press coverage. (not that there is anything wrong with it) But compared to prostate cancer, where 1 to 6 men develop prostate cancer. But I realize it's mainly old men.

-- Posted by clayfarmer on Sat, Oct 27, 2012, at 8:52 AM

no question it would be wonderful for other types of cancer to get more exposure as well... however a statement that one type or another gets too much money is just ridiculous. We need more funding and research for ALL types of cancer... keep working towards the cure. Really wish we would see it in this lifetime...

-- Posted by Spencer Lifer on Mon, Oct 29, 2012, at 9:39 AM

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