PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER CHAN
By CHRISTINA QUACH STAFF WRITER
Associated Student Body (ASB) and various organizations promoted Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
On Oct. 20 and Oct. 30, students “Pinked Out” by wearing pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Students also listed women who inspired them in a poster that read, “Who inspires you?” Additionally, the football team, Cheer and Song also promoted “Pink Out” during their senior nights.
ASB advisor Patricia Habash Branconier says that it is important to promote breast cancer awareness.
“We know that [a lot of people] help promote the idea that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, [so] we want to continue [the trend] and celebrate it to make sure [all students] are aware [as well],” Branconier said.
Junior Tiffany Chan believes that it is impressive that the school celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“[I think] the fact that the school is raising awareness for such issues is great. [Since] breast cancer is one of the more common cancers found in women, it is best for people to participate whenever they can and [encourage] understanding of the topic,” Chan said.
According to junior Sarina Liang, the number of students who participated this year is tremendous.
“[Many] people are wearing pink and making posters [in support] of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Liang said. “However, I hope even more people will be involved. [I think] it is important to do the best we can, even if we cannot help directly.”
Breast Cancer Awareness Month will continue to be advocated throughout the rest of October.