ABILENE, Texas -

Cooper High School hosted their third annual “Cougs for the Cure” campaign.

The Junior Varsity football team and cheerleaders led the group. Students sold t-shirts to help fund a cure for breast cancer. The charity event took place at the United Supermarkets on Buffalo Gap Road. All of the donations go to the Hope Fund. The back of the shirts have 309 names of people who have had breast cancer, both survivors and those who have died.

"Breast cancer is a cause that affects everybody and, so we really wanted to do what we could to try to get our kids to be more aware and to help out a cause that they don't normally think about because they're in high school,” Cooper High School Booster parent Paige Sproles.

Over the past two years, the Cooper Cougs have raised more than $45,000. The high school will present the final donation check to the Hope Fund on Friday.