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Bay High Students Go PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Normally, Bay High School students sport a uniform of red, white and black, but this Wednesday they are wearing pink.

"It's really great to see the kids involved because a lot of them are not doing it to get out of uniform. They're doing it because they realize the importance of it," says Nancy Williams, the sponsor of the schools Civic Club.

The Bay High School Civic Club sponsors this pink day, allowing students to pay a dollar to dress down and support breast cancer awareness.

"I dressed up today because breast cancer has affect my family," says David Pohler, a senior at Bay High School. "My grandma and my aunt on my mom's side have had it. So why not raise awareness to something that's such an impact to so many."

Some students like Calliope Pettis are dressing down in support of friends or family affected. "My best friend's mother actually has breast cancer. I know how it's affect their family emotionally, physically, and all the things they've gone through. It really takes a toll," says  Pettis.

In the past the, Civic Club has raised more than 300 dollars with hopes to exceed that amount, and this year a portion of the money raised is going to another cause.

"This year we're doing something a little different. We have a student here who has recently been diagnosed with bone cancer, so a portion of the proceeds will go towards him and helping his family with his medical expenses," says Ms. Williams.  

Therefore, in support of both breast cancer awareness and Austin Summerbell, this month, the Bay High School's Tornado PRIDE is pink.

That portion of the money raised will go to the school's Benevolent Fund, which is mostly used to help students who are ill.