Cancer Society teen board set to kick off new year

MARIETTA – The American Cancer Society Teen Board of Washington County is hosting an Open House for all interested high school students in the county at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Trustees Conference Room above the basketball court of Marietta College.

The teen board is a group of high school students from across the county that promotes the Cancer Society mission of helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fighting back.

The group promotes cancer awareness and fundraises throughout the school year at high school sporting events in the county for the American Cancer Society.

Last year, the group held four Crucial Catch breast cancer awareness high school football games at Fort Frye, Frontier, Warren and Waterford as well as a junior high football game in Waterford. It also hosted two Coaches vs. Cancer basketball games in Marietta and Waterford. Following basketball season, the group participated in the Marietta College Relay For Life. In early May, the teen board ran the children’s games at the first Barlow Spring Fair, and participated in the Relay For Life of Washington County to conclude the year.

At the open house, prospective members will learn more about what the group is about and its goals for the 2013-14 school year, as well as ask the potential members what types of events they would like to do throughout the year. Some upcoming events for the group include new childhood cancer awareness football games during the month of September, the Barlow Fair parade and it will again host Crucial Catch football games in October. There is an application process for new members and the application can be found ahead of time at the group’s Facebook page of or picked up .