Students contribute to the awareness of Childhood Cancer on Instagram

Tess DeGayner, Website Editor in Chief

Photos of Disney children characters populate the Instagram timeline from students promoting awareness of Childhood Cancer. Although there is no “official” Child Cancer Awareness week, the idea is trending within the Fenton community.

“I posted [this] because it is good to get the word out even more,” freshman Jake Kennedy said. “I myself didn’t start this. One of my friends made one so I did the same. I’ve lost my dad and grandma to cancer, so it has a lot of meaning to me. Not relating to child cancer, but cancer in general.”

It spreads by simply ‘liking’ someone’s post of a character and then being assigned one to post on their account to continue the acknowledgment.

“I got sent multiple characters and decided to post one,” sophomore Noelle Nixon said. “I love what this stands for and it’s great to be able to use your social media platform to bring awareness to such an important issue.”

The captions of these posts read: “I intend to populate Instagram with children characters for Child Cancer Awareness Week. Give me a like and I will assign you a character.”