Monday 22 September 2014

Pom the Town PINK: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so the Strake Jesuit cheerleaders have traded in their traditional cheer uniforms for PINK football jerseys and they will be distributing pink and green pom poms to fans, friends, and family at their games all month.

Varsity Cheer front row: Elizabeth Guidry, Sarah Klein, Nicole Cavender, Cailin Kavanagh, Captain Kylie Fichter, Captain Bria Mitchell-Gillespie, Branda Greening, Jenny Osborn, Captain Emily Egbert and Erica Hoffman. Back row: Laura Stubbs, Kimmie George, Colleen McLamb, Eliza Mason and Mary Charles Wolfe. (not pictured: Aleki Sprague)

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas donated the jerseys and pom poms for this project to help spread awareness about early detection through mammograms as well as to honor the memory of those we have lost to breast and any other kind of cancer.  The project will serve as a reminder to celebrate those who have survived cancer and to hold those who are battling and undergoing treatments at this time in prayer.

As the Strake Jesuit cheerleaders promoted spirit and cancer awareness on the sidelines, the Crusaders took care of business on the field with a 21-20 win over Katy Taylor.

The Stake Jesuit cheerleaders are all students at St. Agnes Academy and will be a part of Pink Week Oct. 1-5 at school, too.  Everything from pink cookies and lemonade at lunch to pink socks, ribbons, accessories, and Pink Ribbons T-shirts will be a part of the fun week as they continue to think PINK.

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is an acute care hospital located near the Texas Medical Center. The hospital was established in 1976 by a group of physicians who recognized the need for a facility focused solely on the care of women and infants. In keeping with this vision, Woman’s offers a full range of women’s services, including breakthrough developments in minimally invasive surgery and urogynecology as well as an antepartum unit, 36 labor and delivery rooms, a medical surgical unit and 124-bed Levels II and III Neonatal Intensive Care nurseries.

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