There was pink everywhere at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls on Pink Day, Monday, February 7! Every variation of the color dominated students’ clothing together with the walls and rooms of the school.
Sharsheret Pink Day is a worldwide initiative by students to raise awareness about breast cancer and cancer genetics. Vibrant pink shirts, headbands, raffles, gift certificates to local stores, and delicious food items were sold throughout the school day with all proceeds going to Sharsheret.
The girls were honored to hear from Mrs. Riva Goldschmiedt, a breast cancer survivor, who shared her story in an open and honest account of how she dealt with her diagnosis and treatment. Everyone appreciated hearing her words as she entreated the girls to have yearly checkups. Her inspirational talk made Pink Day at SKA very meaningful.
SKA’s Pink Day highlighted the need for awareness and education, as Ashkenazic Jews are ten times more at risk for hereditary cancers than the general population. Y’yasher koach to faculty member Dr. Neera Kimmel, who also volunteers for Sharsheret, and her hardworking Pink Day committee members for organizing such a successful event.