LAURINBURG — Scotland Christian Academy held its second “Pink Out” last month to raise money for the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center.
On Oct. 30, students were asked to support the cause by wearing pink and and donating if possible. They honored the cause by donning pink clothes and accessories and donating what they could to the Scotland County Cancer Center.
“We had over 200 students that dressed up and donated,” said Headmaster Philip Cline. “They donated anything from dimes, nickels and quarters to dollars,”
Out of 270 students in the school, the majority got involved in the fundraising effort. Some students even gave up their snack money for the day to participate in the event, said Scotland Memorial Foundation spokesman Lee Anne Venable.
The effort raised more than $600 for the cancer center, and Cline hopes to make the event an annual occurrence.
“This is the second year we did it,” he said. “Last year was the first year and it went over so well and the students enjoyed it so much that we did it again this year and hope to make it an annual event.”
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.