The month of October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the seriousness of this issue and also celebrating strides made in the eradication of this form of cancer.
According to United Healthcare, “Despite progress in the fight against the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.” The American Cancer Society estimates that about one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives.
Each year during the month of October, students at Hazard Middle School select a day to recognize the issue and show support for victims of breast cancer by dressing in pink attire. This year was no different with dozens of students supporting the cause on Oct. 9 by donning their favorite pink hats, pants, shirts, shoes, with some students temporarily coloring their hair pink.
Everyone had a good time during pink day but HMS students and faculty want to remind everyone to remember the cause all year round.