By KATIE VANBRACKLE
MILTON, Ga. – In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the varsity cheerleaders at Cambridge High School in Milton staged a “pink out” at the Sept. 14 football game against South Forsyth High School.
Wearing pink hair bows donated by local mom Heather Braddy, the cheerleaders mingled in the crowd before the game collecting donations. Pink Out collection cans were placed on the concession stand counters.
South Forsyth’s cheerleaders showed their support by wearing pink bows of their own to the game.
Thanks to the football fans’ generosity, over $500 was raised during the evening.
On Oct. 4, the cheerleaders presented the funds to Janet Beebe, founder and director of the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network (BCSN), a Georgia nonprofit that provides supplies, programs and services to breast cancer survivors across the state.
Beebe, herself a 29-year breast cancer survivor, was tickled pink by the donation.
“These girls did a great job and were wonderful to work with,” she said, adding that the funds will be used to support BCSN’s Hope Closets, which provide wigs, bras, prostheses and other important supplies to financially challenged breast cancer patients across the state.