Scottie/B.T. O’Bryan and Jamie Boeheim
Editor of Production and Assistant Producer
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jamesville-DeWitt High School is currently having its 7th annual Pink Out. Every year, 20,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 people will die from the disease. Breast cancer mostly affects females; 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The goal of the Pink Out is “…not just for money, but for awareness,” said English teacher Terri Eaton. The students who design the shirts and sell breast cancer awareness items must be seniors in the English Corporate Communications class.
Each year the school raises different amounts of money. Items such as shirts, bracelets, donuts, and stickers were sold during pre-sales at the entrance of the school. Senior Ryan Evans helped to sell the shirts in the large cafeteria for two days of the week and said the Corporate Com class reached their goal of selling 250 shirts, and sold 256. In 2016, almost $1,000 was raised and donated to the Baldwin Foundation located in Syracuse, NY and this year, each grade will vote to decide where the money will go. The only requirement that Mrs. Eaton and the other Corporate Com teacher, Mrs. Gallivan, have is the money raised must be donated to a location organization.
Every year, each Corporate Com student is required to draw a Pink Out shirt design and the class votes on the best one. Senior Markos Petkopoulos had the winning shirt design, and said it was “ inspired by the famous street-wear brand, Supreme and their famous box logo design.” Evans also said that the fundraising is “for a very good cause and is important for students at our school to be aware of breast cancer.”
For those who missed the initial order forms, less than 50 extra shirts were ordered. You can buy them for the same price, but it is on a first come first served basis! Make sure to purchase a shirt for the Pink Out school day on Friday the 13th and for the J-DHS Boys Varsity senior night football game that night.