Pink Panther night at West Salem H.S. raises awareness for breast cancer

Event raised $4,100

Published On: Feb 14 2013 11:57:30 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 15 2013 09:58:21 AM CST
WEST SALEM, Wis. -

Pink Panther Night at the girls basketball game between West Salem and Westby on Thursday raised $4,100 for breast cancer research.

West Salem Senior Chloe Stauffer had been organizing the event as a fundraiser for almost a year. At least 525 shirts were sold.

All of those proceeds will support breast cancer research through Gundersen Lutheran. That's something close to home for Stauffer. Her aunt is in her second battle against it.

"The point we're trying to get across tonight is that everyone can be touched by this, not just my family, not just one other person's family, everyone can be impacted by this," said Stauffer.

Chloe graduates this year, but hopes to see this night become a tradition and spread to other schools.