“Pink Out 2012” at Pennridge High School Raises $4,050 for Breast Care Services at Grand View Hospital
|(December 07, 2012) Sellersville, PA – Pennridge High School students raised $4,050 through “Pink Out,” an event benefitting breast cancer care in the community at Grand View Hospital. Pennridge High School senior Sarah Seiler coordinated the fundraiser for the third consecutive year with the help and support of fellow student council members, raising a total of $8,390 over three years. She was especially inspired when a close family member was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at Grand View.
Students raised the funds by selling 450 pink T-shirts and by collecting donations from local businesses and individuals. Fans wore the shirts to a football game in October where pink-the color associated with breast cancer awareness, replaced the school’s traditional green and white. Football players wore pink socks, cheerleaders donned pink ribbons, and the stadium was adorned in pink bows. “Band members even dyed the plumes on their hats pink,” said student council president Sandy Vogel. “Luckily, they had just gotten new uniforms and dyed the old plumes. Now they have them to wear next time.”
Seiler remarked about the growing popularity and success of the
Pennridge High School students present proceeds from “Pink Out” to Grand View Hospital. Student council member Joe Firuta; council president Sandy Vogel; event coordinator Sarah Seiler; Grand View mammography coordinator Kim Oates, RT, and director of development David Alderfer; and council president Chris Coffey
event. “While it’s become bigger each year, certain aspects have gotten easier. More people have become involved, taking over some of the details, like collecting donations and selling raffle tickets at the game.”
“We appreciate the efforts of these young people in raising breast cancer awareness and funds to fight the disease right here in the community,” said Grand View’s Breast Care Coordinator Cathy Haberle, RN. “It’s great to see such spirit and energy bring people together for a great cause.”
Seiler, a senior, has taken steps to help ensure Pink Out continues after she graduates. She has worked closely with fellow student council members on the planning details so they know what to do next time. Joe Firuta, a junior, says, “This has been a great thing, especially since it benefits the community. I’ve signed on to organize it in 2013.”
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.