By Karson Lott
White Oak ISD will hold their annual ‘Pink Out’ tomorrow to raise awareness and show support for breast cancer victims.
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, The first Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure was held on October 13, 1991 and was only open to women. Twenty-five hundred women participated in the first year.
Komen Greater NYC distributed pink ribbons to every breast cancer survivor and participant, the first time the ribbon had been associated with the disease. That year, the pink ribbon became the symbol for breast cancer awareness.
WOMS Student Council has several activities planned for the event, including encouraging the student body to wear pink and presenting the special skit at today’s pep rally.
“I think it’s amazing that our school supports ‘Pink Out’ as well as we do,” Student Council sponsor Melissa Henry said. “I like to see everyone come together as a team for this, like we do in everything else.”
The high school also has planned activities for this Friday during the school day and at the football game. They will have donation buckets at the gates and will sell ‘Pink Out’ shirts. The proceeds will benefit Longview Oncology.