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Senior Helps Gilmour Raise Kick It For Cancer Funds

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Kick-It For Cancer games postponed.

According to Mr. David Pfundstein, Dean of Student Life, the Kick-It For Cancer kickball games scheduled for Upper School advisories during Spirit Week have been postponed.

Citing rain on Monday, a special schedule on Tuesday, and the fact that 31 students are off campus for Kairos from Wednesday to Friday, Mr. Pfundstein wants to make sure all students in grades 9 through 12 have a chance to play, compete, and donate.

Gilmour raises funds for Kick-It For Cancer.

Kick-It For Cancer is a local organization that raises money for research to help end childhood cancer. Caitlyn Compres (’20) introduced Kick-It to the Academy three years ago as a freshman. Caitlyn raised money at her grade school for Kick-It, and wanted to carry the tradition on to her high school. 

Compres said, “I thought the Gilmour community could help raise money to end this terrible disease, because every kid deserves to have a wonderful childhood.”

For the past three years, Gilmour has participated in many school-wide and community-wide kickball games that have raised money and brought awareness to childhood cancer. Each year, Gilmour has had an advisory challenge where whichever advisory donates the most money online to Kick-It wins a prize.

Kick-It For Cancer club impacts the community.

Recently, a club has been started at Gilmour to help brainstorm ideas for other fun ways to raise money for Kick-It. Last year, the club ran a large lemonade stand on campus during popular sporting events to raise money. Every year, Compres hopes the club can raise more money than in previous years. This year the goal is to raise  $30,000, $500 per advisory.

Compres said, “I care about childhood cancer because so many kids don’t even know what’s happening to them. They need treatment like chemo and radiation to live. In my eighth grade year at Gesu, we raised over 12 thousand dollars. I know Gilmour has a great heart and can continue to raise money for kids with cancer.”