Greenwood EAST Works to “Blitz Out Breast Cancer”


Greenwood EAST Works to “Blitz Out Breast Cancer”
8/15/2013 3:33:39 PM

Students get everyone in the pink and collect for Komen foundation.

Football players wearing pink? Players, cheerleaders, coaches and fans wore exactly that at the Greenbrier vs. Greenwood game on October 28th to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

Greenwood EAST students spent the weeks leading up the game completing numerous tasks to make this project a success. Listed below are the ways they have encouraged the student body and community to participate.

· Encouraged everyone to wear pink to the game by writing a press releases for the school announcements, area newspapers and television stations

· Contacted Greenbrier EAST to encourage their fans to do the same

· Made a temporary "Memory Wall" for Breast Cancer Survivors and Victims

· Collected donations from the community for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

· Designed and printed a t-shirt that sold out

· Had pink shoelaces and helmet stickers donated for the football team to wear on Thursday

· Encouraged the players to wear any other pink athletic wear they could

Project members were especially excited that the Greenbrier run-through banner sported a pink ribbon and stated, “We battle on and off the field.” Also, the Panther cheerleaders wore pink along with some of the fans.

GHS EAST students were able to raise over $500 to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Support from the students, teachers and community was astounding.

“I loved working the donation table at the game. It was nice to see people giving without expecting something in return,” said Emily.

“Thank you so much for doing this; this charity is near and dear to my heart. My mom had breast cancer,” said cheer coach Carrie Taliaferro.

Project members were Stephen, Chance, Mason, Lauren, Allie, Karinda and Morgan.


Project Manager Stephen passes off to a teammate while both sport pink to show their support of the fight against breast cancer.


 T-shirt designer Karinda poses with other GHS students wearing her own design.


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