The Pluck-A-Duck cancer-awareness fundraiser is coming to Saddleback to raise money and join the Chemo Duck Program. The money raised will help purchase chemo duck stuffed animals that will provide comfort through play therapy. (Nathalie Lozano)
The Saddleback College Student Development Center has coordinated the Pluck-A-Duck fundraiser to support kids fighting cancer. On Oct.19 rubber ducks will go on sale to enter the raffle for $10 each at the homecoming game. They will be sold on the field before the game and in the Student Services Center and in the quad from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4.
In the quad area on Nov. 5, a kiddie pool with the ducks will be raffled off and prizes will be handed out to the lucky winners from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The money raised from purchasing the ducks will go into the chemo duck program for kids fighting cancer. The Chemo Duck Program guides family’s through their new life and encourages mental healing through play therapy.
Chemo ducks are named that, because they are given during the chemo process of cancer treatment. Since chemo is a vulnerable stage, the Chemo Duck Program intends to give comfort and is now gives Saddleback College students an opportunity to get involved.
Associated Student Government member Sarvy Pahlavan, a 20-year-old neuroscience major, is going to be helping at the event and encourages students to volunteer to come by and paint the ducks on the Oct. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“It hits close to home and it raises awareness to our students and community to help one another,” Pahlavan said.
Pahlavan mentioned that Children’s Hospital of Orange County, as well as other local hospitals, help to fight the cancer battle.
For more information go to chemoduck.org