Pink Week a Big Success

breast-cancer-myths-mdnPink Week

Lakeridge’s annual Pink Week came to a close recently. The week was filled with various events that were held to raise about $2,800 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. This is a record amount of money for LHS to donate to the cancer research organization, marking one of the best years for Pink Week since it began in 2012. Lauren Rotticci attributed the success to the events they added this year.

“Our most popular event was definitely selling cookies at break,” said Rotticci. “We sold out way faster than expected.”

Other events that were new to this year’s Pink Week were selling cookies and lemonade at break, the tie-die tailgate and the pink week photo booth. The new events generated a lot of excitement for the week.

“Pink Week went better than Ann and I ever could have expected,” said Rotticci. “The involvement of the school was amazing and it was great seeing how much one school can do when we all come together to help others.”

The students responded well to the new events and the week well.

“I think the coolest event was definitely the pink-out game,” said junior Nathan Berl. “It’s awesome to see all of the students eager to get out and support a good cause while having fun at the game.”

This is the third year of Lakeridge having a Pink Week since it was started by the 2012 Philanthropy Directors. Philanthropy directors Ann Monroe and Rotticci spearheaded the week this year. The girls put in dozens of hours preparing events, seeking donations and collaborating with local companies to raise money and organize events.

They also worked with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to use the money raised to support cancer research.

Founded in 1982, the Susan G. Komen Foundation is the most well-known breast cancer organization and operates as a nonprofit.