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School 'Pinks Out' for breast cancer awareness

Updated: Thursday, October 17 2013, 05:12 PM EDT


By: NEWS9

WHEELING, W.Va. --

Elm Grove Elementary School in Wheeling organized a “Pink Out” event on Thursday to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Students were encouraged to wear pink, and they made and sold bracelets. In the meantime, faculty members sold Wheeling Firefighter shirts. By doing so, the school raised a couple hundred dollars.

One teacher who described herself as a cancer fighter was overwhelmed to see the support.

“I’d have to say, this has been my family here for 29 years and they were all with me during my fight and still are. And for an individual itself who has had breast cancer not once, but twice, this is overwhelming to see and touches my heart,” said Tammy Strong.

Ruth Keim, another teacher at the school, said students “worked really hard. They came in before school, after school, during recess.”

This was the first year for the “Pink out for Breast Cancer” event at the school. Keim, the school’s art teacher, came up with the idea and participants said they hope students will “think pink” all month long.

School 'Pinks Out' for breast cancer awareness


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