Students Wear Pink

Milo Adventist Academy chose to go passionately pink on Oct. 17, 2008. On Passionately Pink Day, the campus was saturated with students and staff wearing pink clothing. Participants were asked to donate to the Keep the Change jar. The MA Girls' Club planned activities to promote Breast Cancer Awareness during October—the nationally recognized month. Pink ribbon prizes were given at worships for answering trivia questions.

Girls' Club officers dubbed Oct. 17–19 Pink Weekend, the three-day period for gathering funds to meet a $500 goal.

Saturday night Girls' Club officers ran a booth at the school's annual harvest party. Cupcakes and pink lemonade drew academy members and community residents to the festive booth. Everyone who stopped by got a sticker and the chance to sign up for a t-shirt. Designed by Christina McGill, the shirts showed the statistics of how many women (and men) are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes.

After the party, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the club held a Walk/Run for a Cure. Students and faculty got sponsors to pay per lap around the campus. The school total was 357 miles.

The weekend finished off the next morning at 10 with a scrapbooking party Crop for a Cure, when students and staff got together at the girls' dorm to work on scrapbooks.

These events raised awareness and a total of $521, which will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

January 01, 2009 / Oregon Conference