The Downey Legend

Finding a cure together

On Friday, March 1, senior, Mario Galvan shares his story about battling cancer during the March Madness fundraiser for Relay for Life. Galvan was Homecoming King and a member of the varsity football and varsity soccer teams.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 15, 2013

4,000 plus students, divided into two assemblies, were rounded up in the gym during second period on March 1 to begin fundraising for Relay For Life. The event, on June 1-2, works toward trying to find a cure for cancer.   Last year Downey High School came together for a common purpose –to...

Spare change to fight cancer

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 7, 2011

In efforts to contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Vikings gathered together their spare change in the course of three weeks and participated in Pennies for Patients which ran from Feb 15 to March 4.  This year’s face of the campaign was a seven year old cancer survivor Eva who was...

Barbeau takes first place in class competitions

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

March 4, 2011

Teachers began collecting donations from students during their fourth periods for the school-wide Pennies for Patients fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb 15. To reward the campus’ generosity, ASB  holds competitions during Pennies for Patients and other fundraising or school spirit events. Calculus teacher...

How to save a life

Camerynn Chase

February 16, 2011

The Pennies for Patients fundraiser started this year for Downey High School from Feb. 15-March 5. The campaign raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Every year a child is featured as the face of the campaign representative of the money going to a great cause. This year’s child is named...

Coins for a cure

Vanessa Rosas

March 31, 2010

Starting March 5th, students and staff have participated in a three-week fundraising effort for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In 2006, the school was number one in the nation for raising money out of 880 participating schools and in the past ten years, a total of more than $212,000 dollars have been ...

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