Blair Students Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Published : Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 1:36 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and students at Blair High School have completed a public service announcement (PSA) project promoting the cause.

The project: create public service ads through photography and PSA videos that generate awareness in the local community about breast cancer prevention and treatment.

“I find that with most of the projects I assign in class, students share their finished work with friends via their social media accounts,” said Steve Solis, photography & film/video teacher at Blair High School. “I figured, why not take advantage of that by getting the word out for a good cause?”

The students did extensive research about breast cancer prevention and treatment. They used findings from their research in pictures and videos. Each photo and/or video contains one item of pink; pink ribbons are universal symbol of breast cancer awareness.

“The message is that we should fight together to erase cancer. I believe that every person, even men, should get checked. Let’s fight together to erase breast cancer from this world,” said Blair senior Joanna Sanchez (pictured, as photographed by Blair High School junior Sophia Hu).

“I loved this project because my great grandma is a two-time breast cancer survivor and she is 104 years old,” said Fiona Small, a first-year photography student.

“We plan on displaying a gallery of our finished work here at the school and at the district office for the public to see. If just one person is inspired by the work and is encouraged to get checked, we’ve reached our short-term goal. Of course, our ultimate goal is to see breast cancer gone completely from society. I’m hoping our message through this wonderful medium of photography helps accomplish that,” stated Mr. Solis.

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