Think Pink Week at Harrison Central High School
It’s Big Red Night at Harrison Central High School. Food, games, and fun and it’s all for a good cause.
News 25’s Taylor Rubach attended the event and has more on their Think Pink Week benefiting breast cancer awareness.
Pink is flooding Harrison Central Field as the community comes together in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Harrison Central Senior Alyssa Jefferies said, “It’s amazing. Most schools and communities don’t acknowledge, they say ‘oh, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ but they don’t do anything about it to help the community to raise money.”
Think Pink originated nine years ago when Amy Nguyen started the event as a school wide community service project in honor of her sister who was diagnosed with breast cancer. “She tells us every year, she motivates us just not to do little things, but to try run in the different cancer walks and that kind of thing.”
And now, the event is growing every year. “It’s an amazing feeling just to see that the kids get so involved in it and they see the bigger picture and it’s not just about themselves,” said Nguyen.
Seeing students support the awareness means a lot to breast cancer survivor Cindy Hooker who was diagnosed five years ago. “They are our future and many of them have parents who have problems and I talk to the young girls and say ‘you know, it can happen to you, you just never know.’ So, they need to be well informed and do whatever it takes to inform them.”
All funds collected throughout Think Pink Week will go towards Memorial Hospital’s breast imaging fund. The school hopes to reach their goal of ten thousand dollars.