A formal program was held on Tuesday, October 16 where breast cancer survivors, as well as women currently fighting the disease, were invited to speak to students and spread a positive message on the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness.
A representative from Karmanos Cancer Institute attended the event fully planned by the DECA Club at King High School under the leadership of Teacher Felicia Jones.
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international student association preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
One of the main priorities of the DECA Club at King is to make sure students are community oriented and aware of important social issues, such as the prevalence of breast cancer in the African-American community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Week at King:
Monday: School-wide Public Service Announcement recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. DECA Club students distributed pink ribbons and displayed poster boards throughout the school.
Tuesday: Breast Cancer Awareness Pep Rally with Karmanos Cancer Institute and four breast cancer survivors sharing their stories of triumph. DECA Club students also presented poems and videos during the event.
Wednesday: All students and staff encouraged to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Thursday: Pink cupcakes and pink ice cream floats were sold to raise funding for Breast Cancer Awareness. A total of $235 was donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Friday: Breast Cancer Walk around the King High School community. To culminate the event, King trumpet players performed in front of the school as students released pink balloons.