The high school will hold Lavender Week Sept. 25-29 to raise awareness and funds.

You might notice an excess of purple at the Indians' football game Friday. There is a good reason for it.

Throughout the week of Sept. 25-29, Molalla High School is holding Lavender Week for cancer awareness. Each day of the week, students will be wearing a different color to raise awareness for specific cancer types. On Monday, they'll wear orange for leukemia; on Tuesday, it's blue for prostate cancer; Wednesday is pink for breast cancer; Thursday black for melanoma; and Friday is lavender for all cancers.

Then, Lavender Week will finish off at the home football game on Friday, Sept. 29 versus Estacada.

"At the football game, there will be lavender everywhere," said Taelyr Musella, the student representative to the board, at the Sept. 14 school board meeting.

COURTESY PHOTO - Molalla High School ASB Secretary Jaden Beyer designed this t-shirt to raise funds for cancer awareness. They'll be for sale during lunch Sept. 25-29 for $12.The students will also be raising money for the cause. Molalla's ASB secretary Jaden Beyer, who organized the Lavender Week events, designed t-shirts that will be for sale during lunch at a price of $12. There will also be several money collection opportunities at the football game. At half-time, Molalla's 2017 Amazing Kid honoree Grace Walburn-Jones will speak to help rally donations. All funds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

So dig out your lavender shirt (and pants?) and come out to the football game Friday to support the Indians and raise cancer awareness.

Kristen Wohlers
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