The Coshocton County Beacon October 17, 2018 - Page 22

22 THE BEACON OCTOBER 17, 2018 Ridgewood cheerleaders raise money to support women with breast cancer By Beth Scott WEST LAFAYETTE – Th e cheerleaders at Ridgewood have been busy selling t-shirts to support a great cause. For the second consecutive year, the cheerleaders sold t-shirts to help raise money for women in the communi- ty who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. “We felt like the need was growing in this area,” said Heather Kinsey, Ridgewood cheerleading advisor. “We’ve always had people in the Ridgewood district who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We felt that if we kept the fundraiser local, we would get more support, and we have.” Last year, the t-shirt sales made $1,300 in profi t and this year, that number has far exceeded that at $1,800 profi t. “People would rather donate to people they know,” said Kinsey. “Th ey want to support their friends and family here.” Th is year, the cheerleading squad will be donating to three area women who have breast cancer. One is a re- tired Ridgewood school teacher, one is a mom of a junior high cheerleader, and the other is a huge supporter of Ridgewood Schools. Th e squad sold 315 t-shirts which were made by Ryan Burr who owns R&E Root Wear. He donates part of his proceeds to the cheerleaders for their fundraiser. “Breast cancer is getting so huge,” said Kinsey. “It has always been big in our area, but I think more women are being aff ected by it than in the past.” GO PINK Contributed | Beacon RHS cheerleaders raised $1,800 for three area women. During the Ridgewood vs. Tusky Valley game on Friday, Oct. 12, free t-shirts were thrown into the stands. Th ey also had pink megaphones available. Kinsey said that each year, the cheerleading squad understands the importance of fundraising for breast cancer. “I think with them being girls and having moms, they understand the importance of it,” said Kinsey. “Just knowing that someday, it could aff ect them or a family member.” and support the cause E ndsley gency Call for a quote. A I N S U R A N C E • R E A L E STAT E 740-622-1111 • 433 Walnut St., Coshocton Experience the Difference SHRIVER Experience the Diff erence Our role at Interim HealthCare Hospice is to provide end-of-life care that centers around TIRE SERVICE Compassion, Dignity, and Respect. OUR TEAM-APPROACH TO CARE INCLUDES: - Nursing - Chaplain - Th erapy - Hospice Aides - Social Worker - Volunteers • NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED • OIL CHANGE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY Int rim 740.623.2331 compassion, dignity, and respect. H e a l t h C a r e ® HOSPICE We help our patients and their families 499 S. 2nd Street, Coshocton, OH understand their choices, and offer comfort and support through even the most difficult choices. WWW.INTERIMHEALTHCARE.COM OUR TEAM-APPROACH TO CARE INCLUDES: -Nursing -Hospice Aides -Chaplain -Social Worker -Therapy -Volunteers Our role at Interim Healthcare Hospice is to When it matters most, count on us. provide end-of-life care that centers around 2171 Otsego Ave, Coshocton Great Service in a New Location! • BRAKE SERVICE • COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC • TIRES - NEW & USED • FLAT REPAIR • ROTATIONS • SERVICE WORK 740-622-6989 Hours: M-F 8-5 • Sat 8-Noon COMPLETE ON THE FARM SERVICE 0018_101718