October brings a sea of pink ribbons, pink bracelets, pink shirts, and pink signs, all in support of one of the most devastating diseases of the 21-century, breast cancer.
Statistics show that 1-in-8women will develop an invasive form of breast cancer within their lifetime, and that 1 in every 4 cancer in women is Breast Cancer. Being the most prevalent cancer in women, the need for a cure has become essential to health of females around the world.
During October, officially designated Breast Cancer Awareness month in 1985, Clear Falls High School participated in numerous fundraisers to provide funds for the search for a cure.
The Volleyball teams sold “Dig Pink” shirts for $12 and Pink bracelets for $2 in celebration of their Breast Cancer dedicated game on October 12. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the game was also donated. After all fundraising was completed volleyball raised over 1,500 dollars.
The volleyball girls also paid tribute to breast cancer survivors, by playing as a team in honor of Clear Brook’s dance team Director, Ms. Singleton, and allowing several players to play in dedication of family members or friends who survived the fight against breast cancer.
“I played for my Grandma, 72 year old survivor, Janet Ruta” JV Volleyball player and sophomore, Madison Ruta, said.
Christina Singleton, at CCISD High School Clear Brook, is currently undergoing treatment for her battle with breast cancer. In recognition of her fight, Clear Lake Flair’s wore pink breast cancer socks during their Homecoming performance, and the CBHS Celebrities wear pink ribbons around their drill team hats in appreciation of their director. The Clear Falls dance team, the Emeralds is also planning to support Ms. Singleton in some form.
“We plan on also helping Ms. Singleton out. Mrs. Dunaway our director has also mentioned it.” Sophomore drill team member, Morgan Foster, said.
Clear Falls Care Bears, and organization dedicated to giving back to the community, also worked to raise money for breast cancer. The club collaborated with breast cancer survivor and CFHS administrator Janie Shultz to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
The Care Bears sold cookies and bracelets in the commons through Wednesday, October 27.
The Girl’s basketball team will also participate in a breast cancer fundraiser by designating their December 7 game against Ridge Point as the “Cancer Awareness Game.”
High Schools, students, and community members will continue to participate in fundraisers benefiting funds for breast cancer until a cure is found, and the cancer is less prevalent.