Knox Schools’ Gold Day to increase awareness for childhood cancer

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Special to The Mountain Advocate

Knox County is encouraged to “Go Gold” with the Knox County Public Schools on Sept. 18 in an effort to increase awareness for childhood cancer.

“We want to remember the children in Knox County who have been affected by this terrible disease,” said Donna Woolum, one of Knox County’s family resource directors that is coordinating school-level activities.

“We would love for the entire community to show their support by putting in a yellow light bulb in outdoor lights and keeping it turned on during the month of September,” said Woolum.

Students and staff are encouraged to wear a gold colored t-shirt on Friday, Sept. 18, to show their support for research, treatment, and education about childhood cancer. Many schools are planning additional activities including a balloon release to remember classmates.