Cougars look good in pink

Posted on October 24, 2011



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On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Croatan Cougars participated in a school wide “Pink Out” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Five hundred and seventy-three students were counted wearing pink that day, but do they all know what this month is about?

October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month since 1986.  During this month people do more than wear pink to support this disease.  Breast Cancer Awareness has become a huge event and people can buy more than just pink clothes.  The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has a plethora of pink ribbon items almost everywhere in support of the cause.

Ms. Lyon, science teacher, says she wishes more “that more men took this a bit more seriously since this is not a cancer that only affects the female population.”  Each year there are approximately 1,700 men that are diagnosed with breast cancer and of those 1,700, 450 will lose their battle, according to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Organization.

Most people may not know this but we have several people here at Croatan who have fought breast cancer. 

One of those is science teacher, Ms. Lyon.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000.  This year she is celebrating her eleven year anniversary.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is important to many people whether they have battled the disease themselves or loved someone close through the battle.  The point of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to create an understanding for people and encourage them to do things that can help detect breast cancer early.

Simply giving yourself a self breast exam regularly, or scheduling mammograms with your doctor: these two things can help catch breast cancer before it gets bad.  Early detection of breast cancer is vital and can result in life or death.

Participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not only fun but it is important.  It means much more than simply wearing pink.  Hopefully our participation in this month will help save Cougars, in the future, from this disease.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reported By Rachel Brazda




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