During my junior year in high school my friends and I decided to hold a benefit dance to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer, a usually fatal cancer. My friends father was recently diagonosed with this Cancer in the spring of the previous year. So we decided to help other victims by raising money to aid in the research of this cancer. We went to businesses all over our area to gain sponsorship money to help with our profits. Then we had to find a location. Our school told us we coudn't have it there, so we decided on the local skating rink. The owners said they wouldn't charge us to use the building and all our ticket sales were also for us. Then we had to get the word out about our dance. We put up posters in our school and had announcements daily on the PTA system and somtimes on the television announcements. We also made boxes and placed them in the office and teacher's lounge to help gain more money. Then the dance finally came. We charaged people $4.00 a ticket and in the end we raised about $4,000! We sent all of the money we earned to the American Pancreatic Assocation, their website can be found at http://www.american-pancreatic-association.org/. For all our hardwork and dedication we had a few newspapers interview us and we were put into the Grand Rapids Press and the Cedar Springs Post. This project was probably the most rewarding experience for all three of us.