As you all know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so I decided to show my support for the cause at my school. I thought it would be awesome to do a pink day and honor those who have been affected past or present. We actually have someone on staff going through radiation treatment right now for BC plus a couple others who are BRCA positive. It started as a conversation one day over lunch in the lounge....hmm...what could we do to support "pink"?? After some great ideas I put together a day of activities and publicized it to the staff and students. It kind of took off from there!
First of all, we all (obviously!) wore pink! The kids participated and I had a contest to encourage their participation. The class that won got to be featured on my school blog. We also decided to do pink themed treats in the lounge. Lots of people signed up and brought in some delicious treats to share! I made signs for each classroom door and small ribbons for the students to wear. I also made a large ribbon that I posted in the lounge and each staff member could write the person that they know or love that was or is affected by BC. The last part of the plan that was the most special was a lap of hope (Thank you Andrea for coming up with that!) around the track after school. I got a big bunch of balloons and we all signed them with messages for our loved ones. The balloons were set free after we did our lap around the track. It symbolized our hope for a cure for those going through BC and for all those that might be affected in the future. It was truly and amazing day and experience. I could not have been happier with the turn out, participation and general feeling of support for pink! We might have to do it every year!
The whole fam is supporting PINK! Dan too but someone had to take the picture!
YUM and YUM!
Crystal's mom is a survivor too!
The lounge in pink style!
Our Ribbon to show support of survivors
Love this! A third grade did this for PINK day!
Kimball is battling BC right now! She looks fabulous!
Our PINK Staff!
Message to my mom
We set our balloons free and it was a special moment for us all!