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Breast cancer awareness

Courtesy photos The staff and children at Blair Regional YMCA Early Learning Center wore pink in October to support local breast cancer patients. The Real Kids Wear Pink initiative is a part of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society and encourages kids to understand that they really can make a difference in fighting this disease. Real Kids Wear Pink brings together schools, sports teams, clubs and organizations for the fight against breast cancer. Carli O’Hara launched Real Kids in Albany, N.Y., in 2017 with the goal of engaging other students in fundraising and philanthropy around this important cause. The 11-year-old knew that when kids come together, great things can happen. Since then, the Real Kids movement has given kids the chance to become leaders in the fight by providing a platform to raise funds and awareness. To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/centralpa or contact Jenn Kush at 695-9232 (option 3) or jenn.kush@cancer.org. For more information on Real Kids Wear Pink, visit www.main.acsevents.org/realkidscentralpa.
Students and teachers at St. Patrick School, Newry, wore pink and posed for a photo in the shape of a pink ribbon in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Cheerleaders from Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Altoona, supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month while cheering for the Cougars football team during the Altoona Football League game at Mansion Park, Altoona, Oct. 13.
Portage Area Junior/Senior High School Student Council raised $1,000 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center during its annual “Pink Out” T-shirt fundraiser. They also collected donations while distributing pink ribbons at a home football game. The support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services — including mammograms, follow-up diagnostic services and genetic counseling. Shown are (from left): Student Council members presented the check to Kim Oleksa (center), Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber Foundation’s administrator. They are (from left): Megan Semanchik, secretary; Luci McCabe, president; Marcus Douglas, vice president; Justice Giordano, treasurer; and Sara Gdula, adviser.
Portage Area Junior/Senior High School Student Council raised $1,000 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center during its annual “Pink Out” T-shirt fundraiser. They also collected donations while distributing pink ribbons at a home football game. The support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services — including mammograms, follow-up diagnostic services and genetic counseling. Shown are (from left): Student Council members presented the check to Kim Oleksa (center), Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber Foundation’s administrator. They are (from left): Megan Semanchik, secretary; Luci McCabe, president; Marcus Douglas, vice president; Justice Giordano, treasurer; and Sara Gdula, adviser.

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