Power of Pink

Power of Pink

The 2004 film Mean Girls coined the one-liner, “On Wednesdays, we wear pink!” Well, at South Hills Academy, we have a couple pink days coming up on our calendar.

For the culmination of South Hills Academy’s spirit week, Friday, October 1st is a day for everyone to wear pink. It’s “Pig Day” to coincide with our Farmer theme, but it also holds a special significance in that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month in America.

According to the CDC, 12.4% of women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. This makes breast cancer the most common cancer among women. Although rare, men are also at risk of developing breast cancer, with about 2,500 cases per year.

In America, there are currently over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors. Early detection, new treatment options, and the dedication of both the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization that are working to bring more awareness to the disease have helped make remarkable strides in fighting breast cancer. Still, even with all these strides taken, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in this country.

South Hills Academy wants to help raise awareness by encouraging all our Mama Eagles to talk to their doctors and learn the facts about breast cancer. We will be wearing pink on October 1st and we will have a “Pink Out” day on October 22nd to help raise awareness for this cause.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)