Every October is considered Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a local school is “pinking out” for the cause.
West Texas High School National Honor Society will kick off fundraisers to help the Susan G. Komen and the National Breast Cancer Foundations. Last year, the school donated over $2,000 to both breast cancer foundations.
The school will have a week of events Oct. 3-7, officially known as “Pink Out Week.” October 7 will be “Total Pink Out Day.” Students and faculty will be dressed from head to toe in pink.
The cheerleaders are holding a special pink pep rally, and the evening’s football game against Boys Ranch has been declared a “Pink Out” game.
WTHS encourages the community to be involved by wearing all pink to the game to show their support of breast cancer.
The school’s NHS adviser LaDawn Moore designed a special pink “Comanches PINK OUT” t-shirt for this event and sold 400 of the shirts. Plans are in the works for a PINK OUT volleyball game on October 22 as well.
NHS students will be selling pink ribbon pompoms for $2 each. Pink ribbon “WT Comanches PINK OUT” bracelets are also available. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen and the National Breast Cancer Foundations. These items may be purchased at the WTHS campus or at the game.
WTHS has issued a challenge to the other PSP campuses. Donation boxes have been placed at each campus to collect Yoplait and Dannon yogurt lids and spare change throughout the month of October. The campus collecting the most, wins the challenge thus awarding their principal a special PINK surprise. NHS students hope to increase their donation this year by inviting everyone in the community to participate and donate whatever you can. WT campuses and the community are united for a cause.
“Through all the fun this project brings, we don’t want to forget the serious side to the pink ribbon.” Moore said. “Breast cancer continues to be a woman’s greatest fear as one out of eight will be diagnosed this year. Through early detection, chances of survival increase drastically, so remember
what the pink ribbon really means. It’s not just a color, it’s a mission. NHS is doing their part to help find a cure.”
Friday, October 7 will surely be a night to remember as Comanche Stadium goes pink for breast cancer awareness.