For many of Fraser High School’s athletes, their biggest battles have taken place on the field. But for millions of Americans, their lives’ biggest battles have been fought inside the walls of hospitals and medical centers, against an opponent they had never prepared to face -- cancer.
Fraser Public Schools is determined to fight against cancer through another weeklong fundraiser titled Fraser vs. Cancer.
Fraser vs. Cancer is weeklong fundraiser that, in a total of three years, has raised over $80,000 that has been donated to a variety of charities focused on cancer care and research. This year, Fraser’s fall athletes have raised money to buy a special, pink jersey with an honorary cancer survivor or victim name on the back. Athletes will be competing all week long in honor of those fighting the battle against cancer.
“Fraser vs. Cancer shirts were on sale throughout the community and in all of our schools to help promote cancer awareness. All the proceeds from the sales will be donated to a variety of charities. Anyone wearing the 2012 Fraser vs. Cancer shirt will enter any home game this week at no cost,” said Brad Robinson, Athletic Director for Fraser Public Schools.
The week’s festivities will conclude on Friday, September 28, at the Varsity Football game at Fraser High School’s stadium where the team will be playing against Grosse Pointe North at 7:00 p.m. Prior to the game, the gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be announcements for any and all cancer survivors to come down to the north end of the track to gather together and form a survivor tunnel. Both teams will exit the locker rooms and shake hands with the survivors.
“It is our hope by joining together as a community, we can give hope to families who have been impacted by cancer and hopefully play a role in finding a cure,” said Robinson.
In addition, Fraser Nutrition Services has teamed up with Fraser Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Henry Ford Health Systems and American Cancer Society to provide a fun yet informational kids tent. There will be games, coloring, and activities for kids of all ages that include preventative cancer information and healthy demonstrations.
Following the game, spectators and team members will be invited onto the field to stand together and form a human ribbon, which will be outlined by the Fraser Marching Band, to honor family, friends and all others that have been afflicted with cancer. The event is open to the entire community and is an opportunity to join together to fight against our nation’s deadliest diseases.
Fraser High School is located at 34270 Garfield.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students; Free admission given when wearing a 2012 Fraser vs. Cancer shirt (any remaining T-shirts also will be sold at the game).
Fraser High School Athletic Office – 586-439-7252