Partners in Education: Sting Cancer

at Southwest High School
Posted: 5:47 PM, Feb 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-16 23:47:39Z

Faith, desire, courage, humor, soul, hope, passion, and inspire.

They're words describing the mission of Sting Cancer, a project that's now in it's third year at Southwest. 

Junior, Riley Arneson, said "having cancer must be the hardest you could ever experience in life, and even the slightest bit of help makes a huge difference," both of his grandparents have died from liver cancer.

The group hands out bags, called "one tough nut" bags, which the members hand out to oncology units, hospitals, and events in our area.

The organization has gotten attention from the public, including former Green Bay Packers director of security Jerry Parins, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003.

"To have young people involved and to understand what cancer is, and how dreadful a disease it is, but to have care and love to people hwo need it and having the youth involved is a goal of mine," said Parins. 

Parins, presented a $3,500 check to support the organization.

A hope for the organization is for people to show more love, and support with these bags, to help others get through the toughest of times.