Paint the stands pink


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, shirts have been made.

Claire Peralta, Staff Reporter

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with 220,000 women diagnosed per year, and 40,000 dying from it each year. On Friday, Oct. 18, the High School is having a Pink-Out day for those affected by breast cancer.

For one student, the day will have special meaning.

“My mom had breast cancer when I was in the 3rd grade,” junior Kaylin King said. “I didn’t really realize how bad it was because I was so young, I thought it just happened to everybody. She is okay now, and I am so thankful, but there are other families out there who have moms, sisters, and wives who aren’t.”

The goal of the upcoming Pink-Out is to provide support for those like King’s mother and their families.

“Students, teachers, administration, everybody will be dressing up in pink to raise awareness and also raise some money to help support the fight against breast cancer,” Principal Gavan Goodrich said.

There will be a pep rally at the start of first period as part of this.

“Originally, we weren’t supposed to have a pep rally,” cheer coach Jennifer Leary said. “But the pep rallies we have done so far this year have done such a great job at promoting spirit that we decided to ride out the momentum and use some of that spirit for a good cause.”

In fact, the pep rally will be more about the Pink Out than anything else.

“This pep rally will be shorter than our other ones out of respect for the teachers’ time,” Leary said. “We will just be doing a cheer because this pep rally is about spirit more than performance.”

Students can support those fighting, who have fought, and who will fight breast cancer by wearing pink on Friday.

“I think that (Pink Out) is such a wonderful cause and I’m so glad we’re doing it,” King said. “Wear pink!”