Cancer Week, News

Poker Run and Festival deemed a success

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By Annie Barousse

The Poker Run, which was held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 a.m., was very successful and lots of clubs and organizations came out with their cars decorated and ready to drive.

The run started at Leon and finished at the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, where it was followed by the Poker Run Festival.

The Poker Run Festival was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Poker Run Festival included tours of the cancer center, food trucks, live music and support from local businesses.

Lots of students came out with their friends and families to help raise money for the cancer center.

The Good Little Chickens, a well-known band at Leon which performs at a lot of events in Tallahassee, put on a show.

There was also a silent auction which helped the Student Government Association collect a lot of money for the cancer fundraiser.

The ultimate goal is to collect $20,000 by the end of the Cancer Week. There is a tracker in the lobby that shows how much money has been raised so far.

The money raised from the Poker Run and the festival hasn’t been deposited yet but it should make a big impact on the school’s donation to the cancer center.

On Oct. 17, “Tie-Dye Tuesday” will be held. Students can bring a clothing item of choice and for $5 they can have the item tie-dyed.