Planning has begun at Fort High for the continuously successful Spinning for Smiles fundraiser coming in March.
The Spinning for Smiles – third gear kick off assembly was held at Fort High on Tuesday (December 19).
Planning is officially underway for the bike-a-thon, which starts at 8:30 a.m. on March 9 and goes for 24 hours. Students will be fundraising from now until March 1.
“I really feel like every year going door-to-door for me with friends, it really makes me feel involved in the community and it makes me feel like I really have a purpose in this and that I’m really making a difference,” said Grade 12 student and student planning committee, Payton Vibe.
The school will provide a variety of activities and entertainment for students such as, a performance from a local band, a Disc Jockey on site, music, musical chair competitions, minute to win it competitions, a slip-and-slide down the hallway and performances from the school’s musical theatre classes.
“It’s something that brings not just our school together, but our community too because it’s such a personal cause for a lot of people in the community,” added Vibe.
There will be a room set aside for the public to participate as well.
The fundraiser brought in $32,600 for the Smiles from Spencer Foundation in it's first year. Last year, they raised more than $37,000.
Vibe said their goal this year is to hit $40,000.
Smiles from Spencer was founded in September 2010 by Tyson and Janna Turner, after their son Spencer fought a 13 month battle with brain cancer in 2009.
For more information visit their website here
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