By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Cougar Squads Support Cheer For A Cure Effort
pink cheer
Members of the EHS Cheer squads took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event this weekend, lending support to those walking to fight back against the disease. Photo Contributed

For the third year Escalon high cheerleaders took part in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk in Modesto. This year’s JV and Varsity cheerleaders were joined by some cheer moms and alumni to cheer on the breast cancer survivors, the ones who are fighting breast cancer and those who just came out to support the cause.

The team cheered for two hours in the drizzling rain on Saturday to encourage the “pink teams” to the finish line. EHS cheer also sold pink breast cancer shirts to raise money for the cause and donated $200.

“This year we also cheered for some special people we know who are fighting breast cancer,” said Jeannie Moeller, Escalon High School Cheer Advisor. “The cheerleaders wore stickers that said ‘Making Strides for Karen Walden,’ a local Escalon resident whose son also attends Escalon High School.”

EHS cheerleaders will continue to sell their pink ‘Cheer For A Cure’ breast cancer shirts during the month of October in hopes of making a larger donation next year.

“As coaches we try to instill the importance of giving back and supporting not only Escalon but our neighboring communities,” noted Moeller. “Our cheerleaders were touched and sometimes brought to tears as we watched these amazing men and women walking to raise money for breast cancer research and a cure. I am so proud to be the coach of these amazing kids on the EHS cheer teams.”