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Pink Out! Wise County school plans events to promote breast cancer awareness

staff report • Sep 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM

WISE — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Wise County’s Central High School will observe “Pink Out 2011” with activities taking place Oct. 10-14 at the high school in the town of Wise.

This will be the first Pink Out event for Central High School. A breast cancer awareness event was held last year during a football game of the old J.J. Kelly High School, but this will be the first since the high schools in Wise and Pound were combined to form Central High.

The event is designed to promote community unity and focus on a serious disease afflicting mostly women.

Students and members of the community can purchase “Warrior Ribbons” in honor of a breast cancer survivor, current patient or in memory of one who has passed on. The money raised from the ribbons will be presented to a local women’s breast cancer support group. The ribbons will be sold from now through Oct. 14 and will be available at the school and girls home volleyball games.

A “Warrior Hall of Honor” will be established in the lobby of Central High and throughout the school featuring pink ribbons during the week. On Oct. 13, the Lady Warriors will host Clintwood in a Lonesome Pine District match and will also honor breast cancer survivors and patients.

On Oct. 14, the Central High faculty, staff, student body and community are encouraged to wear pink to school to honor breast cancer survivors and promote breast cancer awareness, while fans from both sides are strongly encouraged to “Pink Out” Carroll Dale Stadium at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise that night as the Central Warriors take on the Union Bears in football action.

In a special ceremony during halftime of the Central/Union game, “Warrior Ribbons” attached to pink balloons will be released by breast cancer patients and survivors.

For more information on Pink Out 2011 contact Rod Mullins, Bethany Arnold, Angela McAmis or Central High School Assistant Principal David Stanley at (276) 328-8015.

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