“Pink Out 2011” in Pennridge School District Raises $2,840 for Breast Care Services at Grand View Hospital
|(November 1, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Pennridge High School students raised $2,840 through a “Pink Out” 2011 event benefitting breast cancer care in the community at Grand View Hospital.
Pennridge High School junior Sarah Seiler organized the event with the help and support of fellow student council members for the second year, raising a total of $4,340. Seiler was especially inspired when a close family member was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year and treated at Grand View.
“We are so appreciative to these young people for their efforts,” said Grand View’s Breast Care Coordinator Cathy
Pennridge High School students Sarah Seiler and Chris Reynolds present proceeds from the “Pink Out’ 2011 breast cancer fundraiser to Grand View’s breast care coordinator Cathy Haberle, RN
|Haberle, RN. “Through this event, they’ve helped raise awareness of breast cancer and that early detection can help save lives.”
Students raised the funds by selling 300 pink T-shirts with a goal post design and by collecting donations from local businesses. Fans were encouraged to wear the shirts to a recent football game where pink replaced some of the traditional green and white school colors. Football players wore pink socks while cheerleaders and band members wore pink ribbons and the stadium was adorned in pink bows. Student council president Chris Reynolds remarked, “I really enjoyed working on this. It’s a great way to give back to the community.”
Seiler added, “Hopefully the event will continue. I’ve organized the planning details in a binder to assist underclassman prepare for it in coming years.”
About Grand View Hospital
A leader in cancer care for Upper Bucks and Northeastern Montgomery Counties, Grand View Hospital provides patients with a variety of tools to help in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. These include medical oncology, radiation oncology, cancer support groups, clinical trials, home care services, hospice, palliative care services, lymphedema therapy, cancer rehabilitation services, and other specialized cancer programs.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year approval with commendation to Grand View’s Regional Cancer Program. The Outpatient Center at Sellersville has been awarded an accreditation after a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center is now a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, according to the Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Excellence. The Radiation Oncology Practice of Grand View Hospital and the High Point Cancer Center were awarded three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care.