Girls’ varsity teams are all about the pink

by Catherine Bennett, Staff Writer

Continuing the annual tradition of wearing pink in October, the girls’ varsity sports teams have been honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mrs. Bonnie Zimmerman, coach of the girls’ varsity tennis team, organized a fundraiser for students to buy pink camouflage t-shirts. A portion of the money was donated to a friend of Zimmerman’s in town, with a specific type of breast cancer.

The girls’ varsity cross country team, along with the varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams, participated in the t-shirt sale. The sales were open to the entire school and they sold 92 shirts, which raised over $800.

“We do something every year, some sort of pink, or awareness, but this was the first year that we kinda said, awareness is one thing, but you know results are another, and we really want to make sure that we raise some money, and people can be helped from it too, so awareness is good, action better,” Zimmerman said.

For seven years, Mrs. Kathleen Walter, junior varsity volleyball coach, advised the Glen Rock High School Relay for Life team. 

“I know the American Cancer Society does a huge amount to help support breast cancer survivors, people going through it,” Walter said. “They do stuff like buying wigs, and paying for women to have mastectomies, and for good treatment.”

The varsity cheerleaders wear pink bows and use pink poms instead of their usual red and black ones in October. 

“I think our team does work to raise awareness. We always want to show our support to people who have been diagnosed, treated, overcome, or passed away of breast cancer, as well as those who are supporting them,” Juliana Roddy, senior co-captain of the cheerleading team, said.

This Friday, Oct. 23rd, the students and staff to participate in the pink out and wear all their pink apparel to show their support.