Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Staff Wear Pink to Honor Cancer Survivors
The cafeteria staff at Berea High School wore pink shirts and gave away pink cookies Friday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor Lydia McJunkin, a cafeteria operator, who has been in remission for 10 years. Ms. McJunkin said she continued to work while receiving treatment because it helped her focus on the children and not on herself.
Earlier this week, the staff at Sara Collins Elementary wore pink to show support of first grade teacher Maria Watson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and completed her last round of chemotherapy during this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign held in October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.