October was a month of awareness, marking the global event of Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast Cancer is a potentially deadly disease, occurring in women, which quickly forms secondary tumors elsewhere in the body if not treated in time. It is approximated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer as this disease ranks second in terms of cancer death in women. More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the U.S. and this number can be drastically reduced if early intervention and care is taken in detection.
Raha also demonstrated support for this important event through numerous activities planned by Student Council for the mid of October. These activities were the Teacher and Student Volleyball game on the 20th, the Pink Bake Sale on 21st as well as the Pink dress down day as the finale on the 22nd. As for the Pink dress down day, large masses of students were seen exuberantly acknowledging the need to eradicate this health hazard through the vivid portrayal of pink. The pink shirts and trousers gave a pleasant color scheme as well as pride in awareness. A parent named Mr. Rodriguez exclaimed “These color dress days are really good to have as a change as well as for good education.” The other events such as the Pink Bake Sale and the volleyball game validated the active school participation and effort, as the bake sale emblazoned with pink color oriented pastries. Along with this Student Council also coordinated the sale of red ribbons to whoever wished to demonstrate additional support. Overall the multicultural cohort of PYP, MYP and DP kids altogether as well as teachers really reflected the theme of unity and suggested that building social awareness on health and other problems is as important as medical advancements to tackle those problems. This was expressed by a parent, Mr. Derek, who said “It’s really nice to see the active participation in a school environment and more of these should continue.” On the whole, a good school effort was evinced.
Let’s eradicate this malignant malady!