Students Lead Cause in Fight Against Cancer

The Night for the Fight is a heartwarming overnight event that takes place at the Fifth Third Arena of the University of Cincinnati. The event aims to raise funds for Children's Hospital Research to prevent childhood cancers. The event is a collective effort of several schools, including Reading High School. This year, the event saw the participation of approximately 30 schools and over 800 students. The total amount raised during the event was a staggering $245,000, of which Reading students earned/donated over $6,500. This year's success is attributed to the hard work of the planning committee, which included three students from Reading High School.
The planning committee, consisting of four students from Reading High School, played a significant role in organizing the event. Their efforts helped bring together a number of schools and students, who were enthusiastic about supporting the cause. The committee was tasked with coordinating the logistics of the event, which included fun activities, educational sessions, and food for 12 hours.
Additionally, Reading High School had three teams consisting of 31 students who participated in the city-wide event. The three students chosen to lead the planning committee were Sara Phelps, Hailey Mowell, and Rylie Stidham. These students demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and were instrumental in making the event a success.
The Night for the Fight event has been taking place for approximately nine years. The event originated when Reading High School had two students battling cancer. The Key Club, a student-led organization, wanted to do something to honor their fellow students and their successful recovery from their illnesses. Since then, the school has been actively participating in the event every year. The success of the event not only helps raise funds for childhood cancer research but also raises awareness about the disease and its impact on children and families.
Participating in events like The Night for the Fight not only benefits the cause but also has a positive impact on students. These events offer students an opportunity to work collaboratively, develop leadership skills, and give back to the community. Students also learn the importance of empathy, compassion, and kindness. The event is an excellent example of how students can come together to make a positive impact and work towards a common goal.