The community of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, continued its annual tradition of rallying together to support those suffering from breast cancer, as well as their families.
The eighth annual Pink Out took place Oct. 14, and was sponsored by ND Cares, the school-based organization dedicated to providing support to patients and their families.
At the school’s football game that evening, the stands were packed with fans dressed in pink, and cheerleaders donned pink as well. Cancer survivors and the family and friends of those who have died of breast cancer walked onto the field at halftime surrounded by the cheerleaders who formed a human pink ribbon.
In addition, close to 70 students, adults and alumni donated lengths of their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes and distributes wigs at no cost to cancer patients. Some were even able to donate two ponytail lengths – with a total of 137 ponytails being donated by the NDHS community.
“It takes 7 ponytails to make a wig,” event coordinator Diane Wargo explained. “That means that we have made a difference, supplying 20 wigs!”[[In-content Ad]]