High school drill teams raise $100,000 to fight cancer

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 5:15 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 7:12 a.m. CDT
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The St. Charles North and St. Charles East high school drill teams raised $100,000 for the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and American Cancer Society this year.

ST. CHARLES – This year, the St. Charles North and St. Charles East high school drill teams raised $100,000 for the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and American Cancer Society.

Each year, the schools’ drill teams unite for a Kick-A-Thon fundraiser.

This year’s Kick-A-Thon took place Sept. 13, and the total amount raised was unveiled Dec. 7 at the beginning of the   crosstown rival varsity basketball game between the St. Charles North and St. Charles East high schools in the St. Charles North main gym. 

Proceeds were donated to the Geneva chapter of the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and the American Cancer Society. 

In the past 20 years, the drill teams have raised a total of $778,019.05 since the inception of the Kick-A-Thon. 

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the event. Many former drill team members returned for the event. There were more than 160 community members who also participated.

The Kick-A-Thon paid special tribute to many local people who have lost their battle with cancer.

The next Kick-A-Thon fundraiser is set for Oct. 17 at the St. Charles North High School stadium in between the sophomore and varsity games of the Cross-Town Classic football game.

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