“Pink Out 2013” at Pennridge High School Raises $3,412.25 for Breast Care Services at Grand View Hospital
|SELLERSVILLE, Pa., October 25, 2013 – Pennridge High School students raised $3,412.25 through “Pink Out,” an event benefitting Grand View Hospital’s commitment to promoting breast cancer care in the community. The Pennridge High School student council coordinated the fundraiser for the fourth consecutive year with the support of Joe Firuta and fellow student council members, raising a total of $11,800 since 2010. Students raised funds by selling 450 pink T-shirts and collecting donations from local businesses and individuals.
Fans wore the T-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.
Firuta remarked about the growing popularity and success of the event. “The game drew larger crowds than previous years and a lot of spectators wore pink. It was great to see so many people supporting this important cause.”
“We appreciate the students’ efforts in raising funds to fight breast cancer and raise awareness locally,” said Kathy Burkey, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient services. “It’s great to see the youth in our community getting more people involved every year.”
Pennridge High School students present proceeds from “Pink Out” to Grand View Hospital. (From left: Noah Lare, student council member; Joe Firuta, student council member and event coordinator; Kim Oates, RT, mammography coordinator at Grand View Hospital; Kathy Burkey, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient services; and Evan Kerr, student council member.)
Firuta, a senior, has taken steps to help ensure Pink Out continues after he graduates, “This year, we noticed middle and elementary school students wearing the pink T-shirts which could double our T-shirt sales. We already have plans to make the event even bigger in 2014.”
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care—particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children’s health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about services and programs, visit www.gvh.org.