‘Pink Out 2010’ Event in Pennridge School District Raises $1,500 for Breast Care Services at Grand View Hospital
|(November 19, 2010) Sellersville, PA – Pennridge High School sophomore Sarah Seiler’s wish to see a stadium filled with pink came true last Friday night when the color associated with breast cancer awareness replaced the school’s traditional green and white during the football game.
Sarah and members of student council adorned Poppy Yoder stadium in pink bows and sold more than 200 T-shirts for spectators. Sarah, who celebrated her sixteenth birthday on November 14, says, “My goal was to involve everyone.” On the field, football players wore pink socks and coaches had pink visors. Spectators, cheerleaders and band members wore pink ribbons.
The “Pink Out” event Sarah organized, along with the help of Pennridge student council, raised $1,500 and will benefit breast cancer care in the community by Grand View Hospital’s Breast Care Services program.
pictured left to right: Pennridge Student Council President Allison Heller; Grand View VP Patient Services Kathy Burkey; Grand View Breast Care Coordinator Cathy Haberle; ‘Pink-Out’ organizer Sarah Seiler
|“We are grateful to these young people for their efforts in helping us fight breast cancer,” said Grand View’s Breast Care Coordinator Cathy Haberle. “This shows we can accomplish great things when everyone works together.”
While planning and approvals delayed the Pennridge event to November 12, Haberle says, “This is a wonderful way to close out Grand View’s Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness campaign celebrated every October. Creating awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection when it’s most treatable helps save lives.”
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.