Wildcats Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer

Wildcats recently painted the halls pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  On Friday, Oct. 20th you could see staff and students wearing pink throughout the entire school.

Each year, October is a time to honor those who have fought the disease and to celebrate the strength of survivors of those like Mrs. Price, a 7th grade science teacher.  Mrs. Price  is a proud survivor and has been cancer free since 2018. 

Mrs. Price said her cancer was discovered at a yearly checkup. “I would advise everyone to get checked out because it can come out of nowhere,” she said.

Mrs. Price, who is married with two children, said the diagnosis was especially hard on her family. “My family was more scared than I,” she said. “I knew I was going to be ok.” 

The teacher had to undergo several surgeries and hormone treatments. “The hardest part was all the surgeries,” she said.

Mrs. Price said she loved Pink Out Day because it brings awareness because both men and women can get breast cancer.  The school counselors, who helped organize the day, said they wanted everyone to become more aware of the disease.

Mrs. McCoy, the 7th grade counselor,  lost someone to breast cancer.  “My mother lost her battle to it,” Mrs. McCoy said. “I was only 21 and in college when my  mom died. It was very hard for me.”

Mrs. Hardy-Holmes Wilson, the 8th grade counselor, said she had a great-aunt who had breast cancer.  “She was not a cancer survivor,”  Hardy-Holmes Wilson said. “Unfortunately, she lost the battle against cancer. I was very young and did not understand it, but now I want to bring awareness to it.”

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