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During the pep rally to support breast cancer awareness the cheerleaders wore pink. There was also a dance by the Blue Belles dedicated to women with breast cancer.

During the pep rally to support breast cancer awareness the cheerleaders wore pink. There was also a dance by the Blue Belles dedicated to women with breast cancer.

Kyle Gehman

Kyle Gehman

During the pep rally to support breast cancer awareness the cheerleaders wore pink. There was also a dance by the Blue Belles dedicated to women with breast cancer.

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

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1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Due to this life threatening illness, Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created to gain support and awareness for it. Here at school, there have been several ways students have tried to raise support and attention for breast cancer.

“So this year we decided to raise money for Coach Rich’s cousin because she has stage four breast cancer,” junior Pilar Gonzaba said. “So we raised money for her to provide her two boys a good home because she’s a single parent and help pay for the treatments.”

By taking donations at volleyball games and having a bake sale, the volleyball team was able to raise $2,500.

“I think the best part about raising money for her was knowing that we were making a difference in her life and helping her in a positive way,” junior Skyllar Duncan said. “I think it’s important to support awareness for breast cancer because it’s a scary thing to have, to fight and live with, and since there is no cure yet people will continue to die.”

I recently lost someone really close to me due to breast cancer so it felt really great to bring awareness to the sickness through something I love doing and being able to show it to my whole school.”

— Mykala Daigle

Pink is the official color of breast cancer awareness, so for the game against Hays, the game and pep rally had a pink theme. Blue Belles performed a dance in honor of breast cancer and women strength, the football players wore pink armbands and socks and the cheerleaders and students dressed in pink for the game.

“I recently lost someone really close to me due to breast cancer so it felt really great to bring awareness to the sickness through something I love doing and being able to show it to my whole school,” junior Mykala Daigle said.

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death among women, but men can also contract it. There are varying types of treatment, but they’re very expensive and require lots of time for patients. To learn more or to donate for the cause you can visit this site.

“I think it’s important to be aware of breast cancer because it’s become such a terminal illness in society,” Gonzaba said. “Not just in women, but men as well.”

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