Southwest joins the ‘Las Vegas is Beautiful’ Initiative Spreading the word to fight blood cancer

About to post on Instagram to spread the word, Student Council members Kendall Cain, Casey Joseph, Jaylin Deguzman, Erin Duffy, Daniela Garcia and George Tribecka setup their entry for the social media contest. “This is a fundraiser where we can accomplish so much in a good amount of time,” Cain said. “By posting and sharing our hashtag, we spread the word really fast and get even more people out there to contribute.” Photo Credit: Naila Yazdani

To help fight against blood cancer by donating and contributing towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Southwest has joined the Las Vegas is Beautiful competition.

“We want to bring awareness to that issue, but also because it also helps us pay for [events], such as Prom and it’s something that everyone can participate in,” Student Council Adviser Christina Bousema said. “I like the way that this builds community and promotes what we try to do in Student Council all the time and it is contributing to the one goal that we are all trying to reach.”

“Las Vegas is Beautiful” is an organization, sponsored by Life is Beautiful, that is trying to encourage schools from around Las Vegas to contribute to awareness and help better the community.

“I love seeing everyone post and share this project around, it makes me feel like we’re more of a community,” StuCo member Jaylin Deguzman said. “People I didn’t even know or ask spread the word and it made me feel like not only myself, but our class made a difference.”

To win the competition, students may post multiple times on Instagram, Twitter or Tik Tok with the hashtag correlating to their school. The school with the most posts under their hashtag will win.

“I think that students should participate because it is a good way to spread awareness for blood cancer and it only needs a post and a hashtag,” StuCo member Kenall Cain said. “So many people struggle with blood cancer daily and the least we can do is help post and educate them.”

Multiple schools in Clark County are participating in the competition, such as Clark High School, Sierra Vista High School and Bonanza High School. The Zappos Prom Upgrade is partnering up to give the school that contributes the most $2,500 to elevate their prom.

 “As president, I hope to shine some attention onto LLS, lymphoma and leukemia,” Deguzman said. “Whether or not we win the money, I think it’s a great way for our school and student body to give back to our community.”

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