Students show support for breast cancer

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Union Elementary School students presented Jacqueline Martin, volunteer chair for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, with a check for $480 on Oct. 24.

By ADRIENNE CRISSMAN

acrisman@vindy.com

A sea of students wearing pink filled Union Elementary School on Oct. 25. The event allowed the school to show its support for breast cancer awareness and to give back.

Union presented Jacqueline Martin, volunteer chair for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, with a check for $480. The students had been bringing in their pennies, nickels and dimes since September as part of the PTO’s Give Back program.

“By bringing it your nickels, dimes and pennies, you’ve helped someone else,” principal Michael Masucci told the students.

Martin commended the students for their efforts.

“You’ve doubled the money you have donated from last year,” said Martin. “And by wearing pink you brought a lot of awareness and showed people that you care.”

Martin said the money the students gave will actually saves lives.

“Scientists will use it for research, it will help pay for someone’s medical tests, it will help someone who needs a ride to a check up,” said Martin.

Pink lemonade and bracelets were provided to all of the students, courtesy of the PTO.

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