Every October, Fox Creek High School is awash in pink—pink bracelets, pink t-shirts, even pink hair. This is not the result of some sort of bizarre fashion trend. Rather, it is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the senior girls, under the guidance of Mrs. Smith (sponsor of the senior class), are raising funds to go towards breast cancer research. They are selling t-shirts, acrylic tumblers, cupcakes, bracelets, key chains, sunglasses, and just about anything else that can be painted pink.
October 11th was the school-wide Pink-Out Day, during which students were encouraged to wear pink to show their support. Students who did received a piece of candy. The halls were colorful as girls (and boys) supported the cause by wearing pink.
On October 30th, we held our 5th annual assembly for all female students to increase breast cancer awareness. The theme this year was “Breast Cancer is a Killer, Not a Thriller”, and the senior girls performed the “Thriller” dance made famous by Michael Jackson. Zombies were abundant and the audience squealed as the girls entered the commons area to begin their dance. They were AWESOME!
We had two very special breast cancer survivors speak to us – Ms. Erica Hartley (a 6-year survivor) and Miss Janee Starks (a one- month survivor who was diagnosed at the age of 17.) The ladies were inspirational and the girls in the audience really related to Janee.
Afterwards, there were delicious, pink refreshments provided by the senior girls. The girls enjoyed pink cupcakes, donuts, and even grits!
The monies raised this year will be donated to Trinity Hospital for their breast cancer treatment center. To date, FCHS has raised and donated over $10,000 to breast cancer awareness and prevention. Pink really is an attitude! This month of October was filled with pink and “green” was the result! Congratulations Senior Girls and Fox Creek High School for another successful campaign for breast cancer awareness!