By Becky Tunis
The Breast Cancer Awareness Club is hosting its fourth annual semiformal on March 18 from 7:30pm - 10:30pm at the Westwood. All proceeds from the dance will be contributed to the WHS Race for the Cure Team, which will participate in the run in New York City. According to www.komen.org, the race aims to raise funds for research and awareness about breast health.
According to Co-President senior Meghan Dunn, the goal of the dance is to raise money as well as spread awareness about the early detection of breast cancer.
Said Dunn: “By holding the dance not only are we raising money to find a cure but we are spreading awareness, and to me awareness is the most important part of the club. Without a cure all we can do is hope for early detection and early treatment.”
According to Dunn, “breast cancer affects 1 in 7 women in the state of NJ and early detection is the easiest way to prevent death from the disease.”
According to club adviser science teacher Ms. Sara Soriente, this year’s event will include a new DJ, WHS student Spencer Pascal. Soriente said she looks forward to “seeing the WHS community coming out for a great cause and having a blast while supporting breast cancer research.”
According to Dunn, the idea for the formal came from founder Hannah Rubin class of 2009, who thought that since there are few organized dances aside from prom, the semiformal would have little competition from other events.
Senior Co-President senior Emily Ronk said, “We took advantage of that to create a fun way to come together get dressed up yet raising money while doing it.”
Tickets will be sold for $40 during all lunch periods from March 14-16 by members of the club.