Watertown High thinks pink to honor the caregivers
Annual event has raised about $20,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute thus far
October 29, 2019
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Think Pink is a fun event taking place at Watertown High School on Wednesday, Oct. 30, when teachers and students get together to show their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink.
Will you Think Pink this year?
The Watertown High community has been taking part in the yearly pink out since 2014.
The idea was first brought up in 2013 by a student named Kayla Johnson, who graduated in 2015. She wanted to start it since her mother had breast cancer twice.
The first Think Pink Day was held in October 2014. Since then, WHS has raised about $20,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Amanda Makosky and David Mastro are the teacher advisers for the WHS Pride Committee. Makosky thinks this tradition is a wonderful way to spread awareness.
“I think it’s a nice way for the WHS community to come together and rally around a cause,” she said.
Students raise money by selling Think Pink shirts. Students also went around during lunches and sold hot pink scrunchies and headbands.
There will also be a photo booth setup in the cafeteria.
All of these proceeds will once again be donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, WHS students in the Pride Committee helped decorate the halls and rooms with pink balloons, streamers, and more pink. If anyone didn’t order a Think Pink shirt or buy any merchandise, don’t worry, you can still participate by wearing the color pink. The more pink, the better!
Last year, Think Pink honored retiring teacher Donna Maher, a three-time cancer survivor.
This year, Pride Committee decided to do something different. Instead of honoring one person, the committee is leaving it in the hands of the community.
If you haven’t noticed, a few teachers have made signs with the names showing their support for their own loved ones. The reason for this is to show the widespread effects of cancer and how it affects our very own Watertown community. The school has done an amazing job with this tradition.
We continue to honor, remember, give credit to caregivers, and, as always, Think Pink!
–Oct. 29, 2019–