21 Sep 2015

CHS To Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Kirklin Roberts, a 2014 graduate of Catholic High School, was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the age of 16.  Even while fighting this horrible disease, Kirklin continued to be active at CHS, playing lacrosse and cheering on his fellow Bears as a cheerleader. Sadly, in November 2014, Kirklin lost his battle.  If you knew Kirklin, you remember his huge smile and his love for life. However, with the help of St. Jude Childrení´s Research Hospital, Kirklin saw his 18th birthday, graduated from high school and started college.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As a school community and in honor of one of our own, letí´s show our support for St. Judeí´s and the wonderful work they do. This week we want you all to raise awareness by using the hashtag #showyourgold to spread the word via social media. CHS will also have a íÍWear Gold Wednesday,íñ collect donations at Fridayí´s football game and participate in the St. Judeí´s Walk this Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. at Highland Road Park on behalf of Team Kirklin. For more information about the St. Jude’s Walk, click here.

CHS also invites you to #showyourgold at the CHS v. St. Thomas More football game this Friday night. CHS fans are being encouraged to wear gold to the game to show support for Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Updated (9/24/15)