2019 Pink Week
This year Pink Week was implemented at Hidden Valley High School, and New Hope Christian School.
The purpose of Pink Week is to raise awareness throughout Josephine County high schools by implementing interactive and educational events throughout the week. The concept of Pink Week came from North Valley High School in 2014 and was implemented in 2015.
- Over 1,500 students were exposed to the effects of breast cancer and the importance of preventative care.
- All schools had dress up days to raise awareness at their schools and sold Pink Week merchandise to raise money.
- Money was raised and will be given to a local community member fighting cancer to help with the costs associated with treatment.
- Pink balloons filled the halls at Hidden Valley High School. The balloons symbolize those who are fighting, or fought, breast cancer.
- There were Pink Week assemblies at Hidden Valley High School and New Hope Christian School
- The student project leader, Emma Catania, planned her own successful ways to raise money at Hiiden Valley High School.
“During the week of pink week we made sure to always have someone at hand to be helping out. Whether it was selling t-shirts or getting the word out. We sold shirts, bracelets, backpacks, etc. At the varsity volleyball game we raised money doing pass the bucket and pink merchandise selling. At the football game we had several kids passing buckets and again selling pink merchandise. Also during half time we did a dash for cash and raised over $600. In all we raised about $6,000 and all proceeds will go to Lester, who was diagnosed in August, 2019.” ~Emma Catania, Pink Week Project Lead at HVHS