By: Carlos Ru, Gerardo R
Red leaves, the misty morning, the smell of pumpkin spice; all familiar to us when we think of fall. Although some people perceive fall differently. They see the color pink, the need to help people at seven in the morning, and the chants made to aware people of breast cancer. To some people it is fall but to others it’s, Pinktober.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among the women in the United States. Though it is most common amongst women, that doesn’t mean men can’t get it either. Breast cancer is a tumor that starts in the cells of the breast that can grow and invade surrounding tissue. The general treatment for breast cancer is; surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and more.
In school, we are helping raise awareness to breast cancer. Student Council will sell pink ribbons to help spread awareness amongst students in the school and with a purchased ribbon, students will be able to wear a pink shirt to school to help raise even more awareness! According to Anthony Valadez a senior in student council, says “We are trying to keep students involved with posters, powerpoints and the free dress reward for donating!”. Ana _ __a senior in student council as well, says that, “The money earned will all go to the organization called First Descendants which they will use on cancer patients, so they can go camping and have fun outdoor activities to do.” This fundraiser is important because, every dollar earned here in our school will help patients in this program. This is of great significance because imagine how much of a change we can do as a school if we all help and donate, but it all begins with a single student so we need you to get involved and help student council raise money for this event.
1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. A woman’s risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a first degree relative that has been diagnosed with breast cancer. There is an estimate that about 40,290 women in the United States are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer.