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BHS Pink Week raises cancer awareness

The second annual Pink Week took place October 15-19 at BHS. All week long different activities were held to raise money toward the cure for breast cancer.

The second annual Pink Week took place October 15-19 at BHS. All week long different activities were held to raise money toward the cure for breast cancer. Leadership class, led by Arnella Park had a tight schedule of one week to plan everything out.

The week started off with many events. On October 15, a door decorating contest, a pink puppy chow sale during all lunches, the distribution of pink punch cards, a silent auction at all lunches (staring the 15 and ending the 19), and the Junior vs. Senior Powderpuff football game took place. Sean Carney’s first hour class won the door decorating contest, for which they received doughnuts as a prize on October 19. The puppy chow sold out at all three lunches, the silent auction had many bids, and the seniors won the powderpuff game. 

“Pink week really took a lot of planning. All of the leadership students were part of a committee associating with the week. We tried a lot of new activities and they all went pretty well and we raised a lot of money,” senior leadership member Matt Pierce said.

October 16, pink shirts were sold for $5 in The Peddler’s Paw, raffle tickets prizes were bought, and the silent auction continued. That night all of the volleyball teams which the girls wore pink to support the cause. Also, there was a girls swim meet, where they wore pink swim caps.

The silent auction was held during all three lunches October 15  through the 19. Prizes were donated from teachers and administrators, and 28 prizes were donated. There was a variety of prizes ranging from fishing trips, lunch outings, to even being principal for the day. 

“The silent auction went very well, there was a variety of prizes were donated, and we raised over $2,000,” Park said.
  October 17, Pink roses for Sweetest Day were ordered for $2, Stop the Music (playing of Rebecca Black’s song “Friday”), and pink ribbons were tied on the student’s cars. October 18th, a staff-only scavenger hunt, and a student bonfire took place. 

October 19, Brighton Area Schools came together by wearing pink, Sweetest Day roses were delivered, the silent auction was left open till 3 P.M. and the highest bidders were determined, a pink tailgate before the varsity football game, a survivor walk during half time, “Orange Crush” turned to “Pink Crush”, donation buckets were passed around at the game, and following the winning football game a movie night showing The Avengers by Marvel Studios took place. Over the whole week, nearly $6,000 was raised for the cure for breast cancer. BHS came together and raised awareness for this disease with the support of students and teachers.

“Pink Week was incredibly awesome! There was lots of fun stuff going on and it was definitely the best Pink Week so far. I have a feeling it will continue to grow each year,” freshmen administrator Gavin Johnson said.

Written by: Amanda Welkenback, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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