By Mikayla Grumiaux, Staff Writer
Pink shoes, pink shirts, pink bows, and pink skirts. Why? Because October has arrived and the neutral colors of fall are being kicked aside for the vibrant pinks that are being displayed in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
According to breastcancer.org’s statistics, one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and in the United States alone, about 40,000 women will lose their lives to this disease. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to our students here at James River are raising awareness about the disease in hopes of finding a cure.
On October 10th, James River had a “Pink Out” at the football game against Cosby. Students showed their support, even through the bad weather, by wearing pink attire in every shade. Some of the football players participated by wearing pink socks and sports gear, while the cheerleaders wore pink bows.
This Sunday, October 19th at 1:30, the American Cancer Society is holding an event at the Virginia War Memorial called “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” It is a non-competitive 5K walk/run that honors breast cancer survivors, raises money and awareness for the cause.
Everyone at JRHS can support the cause. It just takes one person to make a difference, and millions of people have already joined the fight. Do your part, and we can become one step closer to finding a cure.