Pinkerton 'in the pink' to support breast cancer awareness

COURTESY PHOTOPinkerton Academy hosted a walk to support breast cancer awareness.

DERRY — Every year Pinkerton Academy students are "in the pink" to support a great cause.

Students participating in the school's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America, marketing group DECA and HOSA, future health professionals, along with cosmetology students, spearheaded the annual walk to support breast cancer awareness.

The student groups all wore pink and walked the Pinkerton track to raise money and awareness for Susan G. Komen organization.

Pinkerton has hosted the walk for 15 years.

FBLA officer Grace Burns said having the walk every year is a great way for the student groups to merge into one common goal.

The FBLA students hosted the walk for many years, but brought on the other clubs to support the event.

It's a cause that means a lot, Burns said.

"This is an important cause for our club because we know many people who have had breast cancer within the Pinkerton community," she said. "It's so important to raise awareness for breast cancer so that we can hopefully find a cure sooner rather than later."

In addition to the walk, Pinkerton students sold pink Slushies in the school store, Campus Corner, during student lunches to help support the efforts. FBLA reported that about $405 was raised from the walk alone.

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