Published : Friday, November 6, 2015 | 4:09 PM
Since October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ramona Convent Secondary School participated by holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Week from October 19th to 23rd. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime, most of you probably already know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. With those statistics it is important to spread awareness and raise funding for research whenever possible. Each day, Ramona sponsored different activities to raise awareness on campus and throughout the community. On Monday, the students started off with prayer and began decorating various locations on campus in pink. They also had the opportunity to purchase t-shirts for the cause. Tuesday was pink socks day and on Wednesday students, faculty, and staff were able to skip the uniform and wear their new pink t-shirts. Thursday was pink accessory day and students modeled their favorite breast cancer awareness accessories that raise money and awareness for the disease. To end the week, pink snacks were served during break. The morning announcements each day also features messages, information, and videos to enhance awareness.
Students also had a chance to spread hope and remember loved ones who have gone through the illness or died from it. The pillars by the office were decorated in pink and labeled “Pillars of Hope.” There is always hope and spreading hope is a positive step. The gym walls were available for names, messages, ribbons, pictures, and prayers for anyone affected by breast cancer or those just wishing to spread hope.
The website www.nationalbreastcancer.org is dedicated to spreading awareness this month. Their website is chock full of helpful links. You can learn about early detection, find help if you have been diagnosed and learn how to raise funds for this great cause.
Ramona Convent is a school for girls in grades 9 – 12 that is set apart by a rich curriculum, expansive selection of college preparatory and AP/Honors courses, comprehensive co-curricular programs, and a welcoming community. Students travel through four years of high school with the support of spirited friends and expert, caring, and engaged teachers while surrounded by the inspiring beauty of a college-like campus. We warmly invite you to visit and meet Ramona for yourself!
Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd., Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.