Published on Thursday, October 14, 2010 by Jamie Berthold
Thirty years ago, people affected by breast cancer had a less than twenty-five percent chance of surviving. Those chances have now increased to over seventy-five percent, but researchers are still striving to push the survival rate even higher.
Student council is trying to aid in that process by selling pink t-shirts in support of breast cancer research. The “Pink Out” game will be held on October 22 when the Vikings play Harker Heights.
“Pink Out is something we started in student council last year, where we try to get everybody to participate and wear pink at a home football game for Breast Cancer awareness month,” student council treasurer Marissa Fava said. “We raised $2,800 last year.”
A majority of the student body may feel “untouchable” but Bryan High has several students and faculty members battling cancer. In addition to selling shirts to support the Susan G. Komen foundation, “Pink Out” is another opportunity to support fellow students.
“[Besides purchasing a tackle for the Cure Shirt] we also have a sponsor a ‘pink’ Viking,” student council sponsor Cynthia Owens said. “Pink vikings are sold for fifty cents each or you can purchase two for a dollar and get a wristband. All of the money [for pink vinkings] stays at BHS for teachers and students fighting cancer to provide gas cards, food cards and entertainment as they deal with this disease.”
“Tackle for the Cure” shirts are on sale for $10 during all three lunches.
The goal for this year is to have every person on the home side of the stadium wearing pink.