Pink Out 2012 at Pennridge High School Planned to Raise Funds for Breast Care at GVH
(October 12, 2012) Sellersvile, PA – Pennridge High School student council members have planned activities to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds to treat the disease at Grand View Hospital through “Pink Out 2012.” The event culminates October 19th, when pink ─ the color most associated with breast cancer awareness ─ will replace some of the traditional green and white school colors during the high school football game against North Penn at Poppy Yoder field at 7 p.m..
Pennridge senior Sarah Seiler is orchestrating the event for the third time, and like the previous two years, hopes to see a stadium full of pink. She and other members of student council are selling T-shirts to raise funds. During the game the Pennridge football team will wear pink socks and cheerleaders and band members will wear pink bows. In the stands, students from the three middle schools will be given pink ribbons and even spectators will receive pink ribbons at the gate.
“This event gets bigger each year,” says Sarah. She was inspired to hold a “Pink Out” student council community service project in 2010 after recognizing that breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer in American women, affects a great number of people within the community. Events like this help raise awareness of the importance of having regular mammograms as the best way to detect breast cancer early and increase survival.
“A mammogram is an important tool in finding breast cancer early when it’s most treatable,” Howard Zipin, MD, of Alliance Cancer Specialists says. He advises following the American Cancer Society recommendation that women age 40 and over get one every year, along with a breast exam performed by your doctor or nurse and letting your doctor know about any breast changes found yourself.
In addition to raising funds through the sale of pink T-shirts, Sarah and other student council members are accepting donations from local businesses and organizations. Additionally, donation jars are being placed at Pennridge High School and at the stadium for the football game. Donations may be made in cash or check payable to Grand View Health Foundation with a notation “Pink Out 2012.”
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. The Grand View Health Foundation is the parent company of Grand View Hospital and the fundraising body for the organization. The Grand View Health Foundation and Grand View Hospital are 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.