To honor and help: Silver Creek senior raises funds and cancer awareness – Evening Observer

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Submitted Photo Senior Victoria Iskra stands at the bake sale table before the basketball game.

SILVER CREEK — Before winter break, Silver Creek senior Victoria Iskra went out of her way to help a Silver Creek graduate. Tessa Douglas, a member of the class of 2018, recently lost her father, Dale, to prostate cancer. Because of that, Iskra used Silver Creek’s basketball game on Feb. 18 to help raise awareness for Dale Douglas and prostate cancer as a whole.

“I’ve known Tessa for around 11 years since our families are close friends. After hearing about Tessa’s dad passing away, I knew the family had been affected greatly,” said Iskra. “I wanted to do something to honor Dale and support the family in their loss of their husband, dad and grandpa.”

That fundraiser included a bake sale, basket raffle, and a 50-50 raffle, and with all that, a total of $1,455 was raised and immediately donated to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to be put toward future cancer research.

It was a busy month of helping to give back from Iskra, who serves as a member of Silver Creek’s Key Club. On Feb. 14, Iskra was one of the individuals who volunteered to help at Silver Creek student Vigo Meyer’s fundraiser dinner and raffle.

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Submitted Photo From left are, Wendy Douglas, mother and wife, Victoria Iskra, Tessa Douglas, Casey, Jennawith grandson Oliver and Jordan.

Iskra and the district expressed gratitude for everyone who helped during the fundraiser, including everyone who donated baskets and their time helping out. Iskra is especially thankful to her parents for supporting her in this and her other endeavors, and Silver Creek teacher Kristen Foley, who gave endless amounts of her time helping Iskra prepare and plan.

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