Hidalgo School Hosts ‘Pink Out’ for Cancer Awareness

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img_9262BRAWLEY — Colorful pink filled the playgrounds and classrooms at Miguel Hidalgo School Friday in support of cancer awareness at the facility’s inaugural Paint the School Pink event.

Students wore pink in every way they could from shirts to ribbons, to spray dying their hair for the day. Two bulletin boards were decorated with the names of many family members who were either living with or had passed away from cancer; all for the sake of raising awareness of breast cancer.

The idea began with Rachel Skora, a par educator at Hidalgo, who approached  second grade teacher and ASB Advisor Sayrs Morris about doing something “pink” for October, which is breast cancer awareness month. The staff of Hidalgo immediately got behind the idea, and the “pink out” day was ready to go.

According to Morris, the “pink out” teaches students about community engagement and awareness for an important cause that affects many people.

“For us as Hidalgo Hawks, we’ve all had someone affected by cancer, so I’m happy there was so much participation,” said Skora.

El Centro Ford sponsored the event and provided banners, pink scarves, and support to Hidalgo school’s event.

Morris and Skora both said they hope this is something Hidalgo will continue for years to come.

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