Night for the Fight
Night for the Fight is an annual event hosted by the Xavier Cintas Center that helps raise money for the CancerFree Kids foundation. Schools from all over the Tri-State area were represented and got the chance to raise as much money as possible. The Kings Community Service Club got the opportunity to represent Kings at the event.
On Feb. 26, representatives from each school participated in the lock-in at the Xavier Cintas Center from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Throughout the night, there were different events in which students could participate, including running laps around the building to raise money, dance battles, and minute-to-win-it games.
Claire Galberg, a Junior at Kings High School and member of the Community Service Club, enjoyed the experience. “There was never a dull moment. The activities kept all of us going,” she said. “I participated in the dance battles and ran laps around the building.”
Cancer survivors from all over came to the event to speak to the students and share their stories. “It was a really uplifting experience to hear from the survivors and their families,” Galberg said.
Students also got the opportunity to donate their hair to cancer patients. Kings Community Service Club members Betsy Strunk and Maddie Lewis volunteered to cut their hair to donate it.
In total, the Night for the Fight event raised $146,025 for CancerFree Kids. “It’s great to know you’ve made such a difference and I look forward to participating next year,” remarked Galberg.
By Alex MacNeil