Otsego students going purple for cancer awareness

Posted at 5:55 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 05:56:06-04

OTSEGO, Mich. -- Students at Otsego Public Schools are working to help raise money to find better treatment options for people living with cancer and Parkinson's disease.

Instead of the usual blue & gold, you'll be seeing a lot of purple at Otsego Public Schools for the district's Purple Community Week supporting Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids.

The school district has even created its own purple shirts to sell, with the money raised going towards cancer research, finding a cure for Parkinson's and for Alzheimer's.

During the week-long event, students will hear from cancer survivors and take part in a variety of different activities.

Over the last four events at Otsego, the community has raised almost $72,000. The goal this year is to reach $100,000.