Local students go pink for cancer awareness


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Posted Online: Oct. 01, 2012, 3:45 pm
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Press release submitted by Brittany Marietta

Though we are currently bombarded with candy, costumes, and pumpkins, October is an important month not just due to Halloween – October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students at Rivermont Collegiate are taking some time out of their costume-planning this month to organize fundraising events and promote breast cancer awareness.

The entire Rivermont campus (faculty and staff included!) is invited to participate in a "pink" relaxed dress code day on Thursday, 10/4 in exchange for a donation to the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign. The campus will be a sea of pink and students may enjoy sweatpants (while the faculty enjoys jeans!). In addition, the volleyball triple-header Thursday evening will be a "Pink Out" event in which the entire crowd is encouraged to wear the color. All proceeds from admissions, concessions, and donation buckets at the games will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. Opponents Our Lady and North Scott will be joining in, with their players and spectators donning pink and even competing with a pink volleyball.

Rivermont vs. Our Lady 4:30 p.m. 5th/6th grade

5:30 p.m. 7th/8th grade

Rivermont vs. North Scott 7:00 p.m. Varsity

(home games held at Rivermont – 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf – directly off 18th St. behind K&K Hardware)

Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. Because early detection significantly increases chances for successful treatment, awareness is a critical tool in the fight against the disease. Rivermont students are boosting awareness at an early age and helping create a dialogue on breast cancer!

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only private, independent, non-sectarian PS-12th grade college preparatory school. Visit us online at www.rvmt.org!




















 



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