Hartfield students are closing out the month of October with an especially meaningful fundraiser in support of local breast cancer patients and survivors. All week long from October 23rd to October 27th, we are partnering and raising money that will go directly towards the "Men Wear Pink," an organization that works in partnership with the American Cancer Society. The week was kicked off with t-shirt and swag bag sales in preparation for the pink-out football game vs Jackson Academy. MWP also provided a large H to write the names of those whom we wear pink for. Students were encouraged to wear pink to kick off the fundraiser in solidarity with breast cancer victims and survivors.
Many people in our Hartfield community have been personally affected by breast cancer. Hartfield dads are ‘Men Wear Pink’ ambassadors, three Hartfield employees are breast cancer survivors, and multiple staff and students have an experience with a family member or friend.
As students wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer, a major theme that was easily spotted throughout the halls on Pink Week was the overwhelming support for Hartfield's own breast cancer survivors. Chrissie Grantham (REACH teacher), Sherrie Matthews (East Campus Assistant to Elementary Principal), and Jill Johnson (3rd grade teacher) are undoubtedly bright spots of joy and Godly teaching in the Hartfield family, their stories of strength and faith in the face of immense hardship always remind us of what God can do through His people.
We are thankful for families who made it easy to celebrate ‘Pink Week’ to honor survivors and support the progress to defeat breast cancer. A special thank you to the ‘Mean Wear Pink’ organization! Hartfield is proud to do our part in the fight to cure breast cancer.
If you would like to donate, please use this link to support our very own ‘Men Wear Pink’ ambassador, Tripp Spuill.
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