Neighbors | Submitted.The Canfield High School boys varsity soccer team supported the cause of raising breast cancer awareness with their pink jerseys during the Pink Out organized by NHS senior member and varsity soccer player Jad Jadallah on Sept. 27.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield High School girls varsity soccer team wore pink jerseys to raise breast cancer awareness during the Pink Out organized by NHS senior member and varsity soccer player Jad Jadallah on Oct. 1.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School National Honor Society senior and varsity soccer player Jad Jadallah raised breast cancer awareness for his NHS service project during a Pink Out at the girls junior varsity and varsity soccer games against Austintown on Oct. 1, and the boys junior varsity and varsity soccer games against Howland on Sept. 27.
By ABBY SLANKER
Canfield High School senior and varsity soccer player Jad Jadallah continued the tradition of a Pink Out to raise breast cancer awareness during the boys junior varsity and varsity soccer games against Howland on Sept. 27, and the girls junior varsity and varsity soccer games against Austintown on Oct. 1.
Jadallah organized the Pink Out as his National Honor Society service project.
Through the Pink Out, Jadallah raised money for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and the American Cancer Society.
The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center delivers accurate prevention, early detection, diagnosis and support services available in an environment of compassionate and coordinated care.
Jadallah sold Pink Out game tickets at a discount during lunch the week before the games, with proceeds going to the two charities.
“Mr. Cochrane had the idea to sell discounted tickets and have all the proceeds go to the Pink Out charities. Mr. Cooper was all for it, too, and Mr. Wensel and Mr. Ruark, our NHS advisors, were on board with it,” Jadallah said.
Players on both the boys junior varsity and varsity and girls junior varsity and varsity soccer teams wore donated pink jerseys for their respective games. The Canfield Soccer Boosters donated pink socks for all players to wear for the games. All junior varsity and varsity players were announced prior to their games and cancer dedications to loved ones were announced for all players.
Jadallah said he chose this project to keep the Pink Out tradition alive and to support two great causes.
“I wanted to keep the Pink Out tradition alive and be able to continue to raise breast cancer awareness. I also wanted to honor my grandparents. My grandfather passed away from cancer and my grandmother is a survivor,” Jadallah said.
Jadallah also had a table set up at all the games to sell breast cancer awareness items, such as pink bandanas, pink ribbons and pink bracelets. He also offered a variety of baked goods with a breast cancer awareness theme, many of which were baked by Jadallah’s mother and other soccer parents, including cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, banana bread, zucchini bread muffins, mini apple pies and cake pops.
“I‘d like to thank all those who donated and supported this cause. I am very appreciative of all their help,” Jadallah said.
Sponsors and donors included the Accordino family, Advanced Dermatology, the Ahmed family, the Atway family, the Duke family, Impressive Apparel, the Jadallah family, the Marzano family, Nicolinni’s, Posh Places, the Remias family, the Robbins family, Russo Builders, the Schmidt family and UPS Austintown.