Carter High Schools students donate $2500 for mammograms

Carter High Schools students donate $2500 for mammograms

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On Thursday students from Carter High School gave the Susan G. Komen Foundation a check for $2,500. On Thursday students from Carter High School gave the Susan G. Komen Foundation a check for $2,500.
The project was spearheaded by cosmetology teacher Elizabeth Flatford, who helped students come up with several ways to get donations. The project was spearheaded by cosmetology teacher Elizabeth Flatford, who helped students come up with several ways to get donations.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Students at a Knoxville high school raised hundreds of dollars to help fight breast cancer.

For weeks, Carter High School students have been fundraising and Thursday they gave the Susan G. Komen Foundation a check for $2,500.

The project was spearheaded by the school's cosmetology teacher, who helped students come up with several ways to get donations.

"We did services here in our salon. Our students did manicure and scalp treatments, and then we had a car bashing outside where the kids could pay a dollar to bash in cancer. And then we sold t-shirts which I'm wearing today and the community were able to buy the t-shirts. And then we had a pinkout game against Fulton," said Elizabeth Flatford, a cosmetology teacher.

The school also sponsored a mobile mammography day where those in the community who otherwise couldn't afford it could receive a free mammogram.

The Komen Foundation said the donation will pay for 25 mammograms for uninsured women.

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