Students and staff participated in a "Pink Out" Friday to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The students participated in health lessons during PE and learned about the importance of learning their own family medical history and taking care of themselves through healthy food habits and a regular exercise program.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and a cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
According to breastcancer.org, about one in eight women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. For women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
The Mayo Clinic says breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits, such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active.
Thanks to staff and students for wearing pink and recognizing a very important issue.