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Frederick HS donates $10K to cancer center

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FREDERICK, Okla_Frederick High School has joined in the battle against cancer. The school's student council is helping improve and extend the lives of cancer patients in a big way. They recently donated more than $10,000 to the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

For the last three years the cancer center has held a *win-win* week. It partners up with Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to ask all Oklahoma high schools to help raise money for their cancer patients. Last year, Frederick High School raised a little over $5,000 and this year, they've raised about the same amount.

Frederick High School student council members know you don't have to have a personal tie to cancer to help people affected by the disease.

"You never know. One day I could have cancer, anybody can have cancer, anybody in my family...and so I know if I was in that position I would want somebody to help out."

"There are people out there who are and I just feel so sorry that they have to go through that and helping them out any way we can is a good thing."

That's exactly what they did. Over the past two years, the students have helped raise over $10,000 for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center.

Student council members said while some of the money was donated to their cause, most of it came from the community through fund raisers like t-shirt sales and selling food. The response to what these students were doing for the cancer center in Oklahoma City even surprised the council's advisor.

"It feels awesome and what's really exciting is to see them kind of connect and get out there and sale the stuff and make the sales pitch. But they really did a good job," Frederick Student Council Advisor Angela Archer said.

Archer said the big lesson was to teach the student council that if someone is in need and they have the resources to help out, do it.

"It's just kind of a good stored act to get out there and do it."

Archer said even though the student council has met their deadline for this cause, they will continue to raise money for the fight against cancer.

According to the cancer center's website, any school that donates $10,000 or more in under two years will have a room named in their honor.

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