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C-NS Optimist Club participates in Relay for Life and helps fight cancer

The C-NS High School Optimist Club participated in the Relay for Life on Saturday, June 8, at the Bragman Stadium. The students decorated illumination bags in memory of loved ones that have loss their battle to cancer. Some bags were also decorated for Dr. Kathleen Gramet, former superintendent of schools; Catherine Cifaratta, former Board of Education member; Bonnie Wenham, former teacher at Allen Road Elementary School; Edith MacGeorge, former Central Science Supply coordinator; Rose Clarke, former nurse at Cicero-North Syracuse High School; and Suzanne Berti, former teacher at Roxboro Road Middle School.

The students also did face painting, sold baked goods, raffle tickets, and had games for contestants. The club raised over $600 and donated the funds to the American Cancer Society to help in finding a cure for cancer.