Lake Shore Middle School Student Government went Passionately Pink for the Cure of Breast Cancer. In an effort to raise student and staff awareness in the support of a cure for breast cancer, the student government at Lake Shore Middle School designed a week of activities in pink that would have raised eyebrows of even the most reluctant supporters of a cure for breast cancer.
If there were individuals that did not fancy “Pink” as a color choice, you would not have guessed it if you visited the school this week. The breast cancer awareness color, but most important, the theme to fight breast cancer and survive was played out with a different event each day of the week at the school.
The Student Government Sponsor, Ms. Cosha Jackson ensured the organization of this service learning project was both a learning experience for the members of the student government as well as an opportunity for her students to demonstrate how big their hearts were in support of this project.
“This was a great way to help fight breast cancer and support the life-saving work of Susan G. Komen. Most important, with only a few days before Election Day, our student government members experienced first-hand what it means to believe in a cause, go out and rally support for the cause, and generate the resources to support beliefs,” said Mrs. Jackson.
On Monday, Pink ribbons were worn by the staff of which individual members of the student government pinned the symbol of survival; a pink ribbon was pinned on each member of staff.
Tuesday introduced a competition of door decorating of which teachers and students decorated their doors and received prizes for the “Pink Door” contest.
Students and staff came ready to eat a treat on Wednesday in support of the Pink Bake Sale which enabled students and staff to have discussions around the topic.
On Thursday, students participated in a “Pink Dance-off “while dressed fashionably pink as admission to an after school dance. Not to be out done, the entire faculty and staff adorned Passionately Pink T-Shirts around school all day.
On Friday the week ended with the popular Pink popcorn and Pink lemonade sale that occurred during the formal release of 100 Pink balloons symbolizing the love and support it will take to have a 100% survival rate of breast cancer as well as in honor of loved ones who are breast cancer survivors or have succumb to breast cancer.
According to Mrs. Jackson “It did not matter whether you were a custodian, teacher, administrator, or cafeteria worker, our students learned that if we all work together with a common aim in mind, anything is possible.”
All proceeds from fundraisers held during this “Passionately Pink Week” at Lake Shore Middle School were donated to Passionately Pink for the Cure.
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