Month of “Pink”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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Cropped view of four multi-ethnic women wearing pink shirts, holding breast cancer awareness ribbons. The focus is on one of the hands.

Dayan Rivera

October is a month full of many events that we recognize each year such as Columbus Day, Indigenous people’s day, and Halloween. However, a movement that is dedicated to the whole month of “pink” is National Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Breast Cancer is a condition known to be caused by abnormally growing cells in the breast of women and in some cases, men.  In October of 1985, is when breast cancer was finally recognized, and was made into the first ever organized movement to bring attention to the impact breast cancer has made in the U.S.   

 Pink is worn in order to show awareness and spotlight loved ones that have lost their lives due to the illness, also for patients who have survived, and creates a silent movement by representing the impact breast cancer has made. 

Our school has shown awareness, STUCO sold pink t-shirts in the commons last week for students and staff to wear. We had a dedicated day to “pink out” for the varsity football game against Willis High School, on Oct. 7th to raise awareness. 

Golf also participated in Swing for a Cure, the golf tournament that took place in San Antonio, and helped raise money for breast cancer awareness.

 Volleyball also raised awareness at their game by wearing pink jerseys against Oak Ridge last night and left with a win. They also raised funds for breast cancer research, they had a bake sale and a silent auction of baskets that started at $200. 

All around the school, you will see people or things spreading awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness such as the cheerleaders and the Reveliers wearing pink shirts, bows, and other accessories.

Our school participating in National Breast Cancer Awareness, whether it is going all-out by wearing pink or simply wearing a pink bracelet, portrays that it is important to be a part of this movement, it demonstrates that we care and recognize the things that cancer has affected not only in our school but nationwide.