Students Paint Port Pink

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Across the district, students are doing their part to help raise awareness and funds for John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s breast cancer outreach project, “Paint Port Pink.”

Throughout the month of October, students are building on the outreach campaign by raising awareness in their respective schools through fundraising efforts.

Elementary school students are collecting monetary donations in a large hourglass; the middle school student council members are selling pink shoelaces and Frisbees; and the high school’s varsity cheerleaders and student organization members are participating in a pink flamingo “flocking” fundraiser, where community members provide a monetary donation to have the students place a flock of pink, plastic flamingos in a neighbor’s yard.

“Through their involvement in this community event, our students are being exposed to valuable lessons in community service and character education, as well as learning the importance of giving back,” said Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Debra Ferry, who helped organize the district’s participation.