Pink and proud
by Ralph B. Davis
There is a six letter word that can make anyone uncomfortable, a word that every person hopes their doctor never utters to them in the exam room. The word is cancer, and it’s the biggest fear of millions. As you may already know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Everyone needs to get prepared to see a lot of pink, because Belfry is pitching in to support the cause.
The athletic teams are each taking a part in raising money for the Suzan G. Komen foundation which is dedicated to finding a cure. The Lady Pirate Volleyball team hosted its annual Volley for a cure game on Thursday. In this game against Phelps, both sides were encouraged to wear pink socks, bows, and warm ups. They held a raffle for a basket filled with breast cancer awareness items. Admission was only a dollar for anyone who came to the game wearing pink. The football team will be supporting the cause by putting a pink ribbon sticker on their helmets for a game. Both soccer teams have participated by wearing pink bows and pink athletic tape, some even wearing pink cleats.
The athletes are not the only ones participating. Flyers around the school encourage every student attending BHS to wear pink on Wednesdays. This is a unique opportunity because it’s like a spirit day dedicated to breast cancer victims and survivors. It’s an easy way that everyone can show support. The guys finally have an excuse to wear pink without their friends teasing them.
The art two classes completed projects that had a message about breast cancer prevention. They ranged from 3d sculptures to paintings, each with the artists own message of encouragement. The students were particularly fond of this project because it gave them a chance to express themselves for a good cause.
Although breast cancer is certainly a scary thing, the support and awareness the school is making together is our way of saying we are here for those who suffer from its diagnosis. We wear pink because we all share a hope that one day soon cancer will be a thing of the past, something no one has to worry about. This is one situation where no one takes it offensively when we say we plan to support the cause and fight like girls.
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