Think Pink: Help St. Clair Hospital’s Breast Care Center Raise Awareness and Funds This Month
By Rachel Jones | Photograph from Robert P. Crytzer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to support those battling this disease and raise funds for research on its cause, prevention, and treatment. Pittsburgh area middle school and high school students are doing their part by teaming up with St. Clair Hospital to host “Pink Out” events throughout October. Students at Bethel Park High School, Chartiers Valley High School, Chartiers Valley Middle School, Keystone Oaks High School, Mt. Lebanon School District, Montour High School, South Park Senior High School, and South Park Middle School are selling St. Clair Hospital’s signature pink bandanas to be worn at the special events, including football games. The proceeds will benefit St. Clair Hospital’s Breast Care Center — which offers education, early detection, 3D mammography, treatment, and surgical procedures — as well as charitable programs and services for women in our community, including mammograms for those without insurance. Last year’s fundraiser collected more than $5,000 for the cause, and this year’s participants hope to top that total!
If your school is interested in participating, call the St. Clair Hospital Foundation at 412.942.2465.