Old Colony students sold shirts to battle cancer

Oct 28, 2018

ROCHESTER — In October, Old Colony students coordinated the sale of t-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness of the disease and donated $270.50 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

A representative from Dana-Farber, Jonathan Clark, visited the school on Monday, Oct. 22, to receive the donation from two students in the Business Technology program, Matt Johnson and Kyle Wright. 

The shirts, sold for $15 each, have the Old Colony logo on the front and are decorated with the iconic pink awareness ribbon and the word “hope” on the back. Half of the proceeds went to Dana-Farber to fund research and treatment for breast cancer. 

I feel really good about my effort,” Johnson said about the project, adding that, “I believe that the group as a whole put a lot together to make this happen."

Wright also credited the entire team of Business Tech students for their efforts in designing and selling the shirts. 

"It couldn't have been done without the help of the other people working on this project," said Wright

The sale was primarily facilitated by Business Technology instructor Marsha Davenport and proposed by student employees of the school store. 

“I was so impressed with the professionalism of our Business Tech students who were able to explain why they chose Dana-Farber as the recipient for their donation,” said Academic Coordinator Catherine Tuccinardi. “Also to create a beautifully designed shirt that will raise awareness for such an important cause.”