Students at Berry Middle School held a PINK OUT on Oct. 11 to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Photo courtesy of Berry middle School
In October, two Berry Middle School seventh grade football players had a big idea – bring awareness to the cause of breast cancer with a school-wide PINK OUT.
The two students drafted ideas, collected supporting signatures from their classmates and presented the idea to Principal Dr. Kathleen Wheaton, who jumped on board. Faculty members unanimously supported the idea, and on Oct. 11, the entire school was decked out in pink shirts, scarves, pants, shoes and more.
Students placed pink post-it notes on their lockers with the names of any family and friends who have suffered with breast cancer. Students in multimedia class created posters and PSA videos educating the public on the prevalence of and facts relating to breast cancer. News outlets and local public relations media were on the school’s campus to help document this school-wide awareness event.
Finally, at the “PINK OUT” football game, football players wore pink on their uniforms. Berry fans were encouraged to support the cause by wearing pink to the game, where they were educated about breast cancer through various announcements and mini-commercials over the public address system. In addition, donations were collected to benefit breast cancer research.