Pink for a Day!
It started small, but the Haverford High School Special Education Department teachers' idea to raise a little money and a lot of awareness about Breast Cancer grew quickly and the effort has raised well over $1,000.00, said teacher Monica Cook. "We haven't had a chance to count the donations that came in today," she said, just after about 100 students formed a "pink ribbon" on the school's back field to bring attention to this disease and the need to find a cure. Cook, a cancer survivor, said the students "really got into it" during the month of October, designated as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." Pink Cupcakes for the cure were sold, pink chocolate-covered pretzels and soft pretzels in the shape of a ribbon provided by Havertown's Pretzel Boys store were a big hit. T-shirts were designed in house and printed in the high school shop, pins and lanyards were sold and a walk was organized.
"It seems like the whole school was involved," principal Jeff Nesbitt said. Even the football players got into the act all wore pink socks during Friday night's game against Strath Haven. A sign saying, "Real Men Wear Pink" was posted nearby.