Rock Pink For The Cure

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Photo Credit: Juliana Roddy

Glen Rock students decked-out in their ‘Pink Out’ shirts, ready for the big game.

Students dressed in pink, cheerleaders with pink pom poms and bows, and even football players with pink socks and accessories? This could only mean one thing: the Breast Cancer Awareness football game.

The Breast Cancer Awareness game was held in Rutherford on Friday, October 25th. Many students displayed their support by wearing pink apparel, either from home or purchased in school from the cheerleaders.

This year, the pink long-sleeve shirts were designed by Janice Leibman, a senior captain of the cheerleading team. The shirts have a pink breast cancer ribbon on the front and say “rock pink” down the sleeve.   “I modeled the design after my sister’s relay for life shirt,” Janice said.

Large portions of the proceeds have been donated to the Young Survivor Coalition to help fund the organization.

The Young Survivor Coalition is an association that connects, educates, and supports young women affected by breast cancer. This is an organization that helps young women face breast cancer together and meet other people and survivors that have had similar experiences. It also gives educational information about breast cancer, survivor stories, and ways to volunteer.

“It is extremely thoughtful of the football team to give back to these people who have been diagnosed with cancer,” said a Glen Rock High School sophomore.

The varsity football team pulled out a win (37-7) for the “pink out” against Rutherford.  Despite the freezing weather conditions, there were still students and parents that came to show their support for both breast cancer awareness and the Glen Rock Football Team.

Throughout the year there are many events that are held to raise awareness for cancer, especially Relay for Life. “It’s really inspiring to see everyone unified wearing pink for such a good cause,” said student Christina Howie.