ROXBURY, NJ – Students at Kennedy Elementary School were decked in pink – pink clothes, pink hair, pink accessories – on Oct. 30 to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Kennedy Principal Nicole Acevedo explained that all month the school had been raising awareness for special causes with October ending in a sea of pink.
Acevedo shared with the students on Wednesday, “Today is another very special day for Kennedy School. It is a day where again we come together as a school and show support and raise awareness for an important cause. This month this is the fourth time we have done this. We wore yellow to support spina bifida to support our great friend Levi. We then wore blue to support down syndrome, orange to pledge against bullying, and today, pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.”
Adding, “All of these days serve as important reminders that as Kennedy School friends, we all show unity by wearing the same color and showing that we are one school community and family. It also shows that we are when we all stand together as a team in one big group for the same reason we can truly make an impact, bring upon change, and continue to raise awareness and attention for special causes.”
Kennedy School also brought the Halloween festivities into their Breast Cancer Awareness day with their Pink Pumpkin contest that had each class demonstrating their creativeness in choosing characters for their pumpkin. Nicole Olcott’s third-grade class won the ultimate bragging rights for the year and gets to display the pink pumpkin contest trophy. While the class has the trophy, it is their job to add something creative to it for the next year’s winner.