Chargers “think pink” to show support for breast cancer research


Taylor Griggs, Staff writer

The St Joseph Chargers spent Halloween dressed in pink to remember those who suffer and battle from breast cancer. The hallways were flooded in a sea of various shades of pink. Students were to pay a $2 donation fee to be out of uniform and dressed in pink. All funds were donated to breast cancer.

This is the second year we have done this and even more students participated this year compared to last year. Many staff members also showed their support by dressing in pink attire. To students and staff this day was more than just another dress down day. It was dedicated to all friends and family within and outside of the St. Joseph Community that have been lost to or suffer from breast cancer and any other forms of cancer. They will all forever be in our prayers.

When speaking with Student Council director, Ms. McGleam, about why we do this and what it means to her, she expresses, “it is nice to bring awareness within our school community, as I know a lot of family members that are close to our own student body are affected by breast cancer.”

She also believes that it is a great way for students to come together and show their support in a fun way. Ms. McGleam gives great credit to a senior Charger and student council member, Yamilette Rodriguez, for requesting and suggesting that we have our breast cancer dress down day again this year, similar to last year.