Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Hope Wears It Pink

Bailey Hendricks
Staff Writer

Friday, October 18, 2013, New Hope Solebury High School was wearing it pink. Every year the Key Club sells t-shirts to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This year Key Club  sold over 200 t-shirts, raising between $800-1,000 according to Jessica Greenup, a key Club homeroom representative.
 Student government initiated a pink out at Friday night games. The football team had an outstanding win of 33-0 against Jenkintown Drakes. It was nice to see everyone out and supporting not just our school but also a great cause.
 In the United States alone in 2013, 232,340 woman have been diagnosed with breast cancer, but not just women are prone to the disease. Over 400 men have been diagnosed in 2013. Statistically this type of cancer affects about 1.3 in 100,000 men and 120.9 in 100,000 woman. It is not just a national issue though, it is much more personal than that. When surveying NHS students the Lion’s Tale found that more than 6 in 10 students know someone that has been affected, ranging from math tutors to moms. New Hope however isn't willing to let that go. Guys and girls alike were willing to put on their pink and stand up to a disease that has touched almost all of us at some point.
 There are other ways to show your support outside of school though. The Susan G. Komen Foundation holds 5k races for the cure, with 140 races around the US. There is no need to run though you can raise money or volunteer, but if you're really feeling it you could run.
 Although October has already passed and breast cancer awareness month is over, it doesn't mean you cannot still show our support. So, don't bury those shirts in the back of the closet and wait for next year to roll around again. Wear them with pride, knowing that you are doing the right thing, you are standing up to Breast Cancer.

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