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Think Pink Week Held at SFHS

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 12:41
Calvin Rowley
Pink Week - Smashing Cancer
Pink Week- Smashing Cancer
Pink Week- Handing out reminders in classes

With October celebrated as national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spanish Fork High School chapter of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA,) hosted Think Pink Week at the high school this week. Think Pink week was officially set into motion Thursday October 21, 2010 with a special ceremony at half time of the final regular season football game, in which the Spanish Fork Football players used pink tape and wore a pink breast cancer ribbon on their helmets. The ceremony featured the presentation of a pink carnation to six breast cancer survivors which was followed by a moment of silence in memory of those who had lost their battle with cancer. The ceremony culminated in the releasing of 150 pink balloons by the Spanish Fork student body in honor of those who passed on. Think Pink Week continued through the next week with several activities at the school. Students were encouraged to wear pink and to purchase cookies with all proceeds going to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and research. The week came to a head Thursday October 28, 2010 when the PTSA hosted a “Beat Out Cancer” car bash, with all proceeds going again to fight breast cancer. Thursday evening the PTSA hosted a stomp to raise money for breast cancer. The stomp was well attended as were all of the Think Pink Week events. The PTSA would like to extend a special thanks to those who supported Think Pink Week and helped the events run smoothly.