DONATION FOR RELAY FOR LIFE - A “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt campaign raised nearly $1,500 for the 2014 Relay for Life event. Pictured from left: Lynne Peters, Bo Bader, Bre Bader, Candy Nardini, Relay for Life Coordinator, Gregg McLaughlin, Brenna Allen and Lauren Barz. Photo by Mary Bauer.

DONATION FOR RELAY FOR LIFE – A “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt campaign raised nearly $1,500 for the 2014 Relay for Life event. Pictured from left: Lynne Peters, Bo Bader, Bre Bader, Candy Nardini, Relay for Life Coordinator, Gregg McLaughlin, Brenna Allen and Lauren Barz. Photo by Mary Bauer.

T-Shirt Campaign Promotes Cancer Awareness

Union High School seniors Bre and Bo Bader initiated “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt promotion to boost awareness of all types of cancer during the week of October 14-20. With the support of a group of their classmates and Gregg McLaughlin of Gregg’s Sporting Goods, the Fight Like a Knight campaign was able to contribute over $1,450 to Team Armadillo, a local group of 15-20 members led by cancer survivor, Lynne Peters. Team Armadillo continues to fight the battle against cancer throughout the year. One of the events in which they participate is the Black Hawk County Relay for Life, which  will be held on June 20, 2014 on the Hawkeye Community College campus. Relay For Life is a time for a community to come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to this disease and to fight back with information, available screenings, good healthy diet and exercise.

Bo and Bre’s father, Ron Bader, has been fighting his own battle with colon cancer and the pair thought the “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt campaign would be a great way to honor him.

With so many having been touched in one way or another by the disease of cancer, it’s never too early to call the local American Cancer Society office at 319-233-0600 to fight like a Knight and get involved in the 2014 Relay for Life by joining the planning committee, forming a team, helping sponsor the event or encouraging a cancer survivor to learn more about the Relay for Life survivor reception.