Guest Author: Max Brames, ’23, 2021 Vice President of the Cross Out Cancer [Student] Board

Thank YOU Cross Out Cancer CCC Students, Friends, and Families! Since 2015, Cross Out Cancer has raised over $460,000.  CCC, Jesuit, Academy of the Holy Names, and Berkeley Prep were the main high schools represented at the event this year.  To learn more about this student-led nonprofit, visit

It was a beautiful race on Saturday, Nov. 20, and I appreciate everyone that donated, participated, and volunteered.  All high schools raised a combined total of  $62,894.40 toward John Hopkins All Children Hospital.

We had 115 runners sign up from CCC (out of 347 total), and 150+ people from Clearwater Central Catholic joined in the community gathering Saturday morning.

Here are a few highlights about CCC’s successful participation in this event:

  • Club Day was Huge, we had 125+ students express an interest in the race—the poster was helpful with photos from last year’s event. This day got the excitement started!

  • CCC Dress Down Day: Raised $547.00

  • CCC Newsletter/Instagram Outreach

  • CCC Runner Participants: 115 runners x $30: $3,450

  • CCC Runner Donations: $3,494

  • Support from CCC XC Parents and Soccer Team

  • Administration support/Teacher support—Great having Mrs. O’Brien and Mr. Deputy at the race! Thank you.

  • Sponsors and other Donors (including two anonymous donors, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Duke Energy, and personal donations from family and friends): $4,000

Approximate Total from CCC: $12,000

Here is a video showing how well CCC represented at the race!

Thank you again to the CCC Community that made this event a success.