William Tennent High School will change its colors from black and white to teal this Friday as it remembers the legacy of Anna Perks, a Warminster mom who died earlier in October after fighting a tough battle against cervical cancer for a year.
Money will be raised throughout the day by students and faculty members and donated to the Perks Family Education Fund, managed by TD Bank at 2050 Street Road in Warrington.
For a donation, William Tennent staff can enjoy a dress casual day on Friday, leading up to the Panther's football game at 7 p.m. against Truman High School. The community can participate in several fundraising opportunities during the game, including a 50/50 raffle, t-shirt sales and a Mega Fan Station that will feature face-painting, tattoos, beads and hair chalk performed by the Tennent cheerleading squad.
Alex Perks, one of Anna's five children, is a member of the Tennent football team and ran for 176 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion that led the Panthers to a 22-21 victory over Bensalem on Oct. 4, just days after his mom died.
Perks' family and friends gathered at Log College Middle School on Oct. 3 to release hundreds of balloons as a memorial to her uplifting spirit.