Think Pink Day at Schreiber High School in Port Washington

Students learn about the importance of breast cancer awareness and performing self-exams in Pat Kosiba's class. Credit: Adina Genn

Step into the lobby at Schreiber High School on Friday, and you’ll see immediately that it’s Schreiber Thinks Pink Day.

Many are wearing pink, and students are selling not only pink items but also the chance to sport pink hair.

“”We have encouraged the entire school to dress in pink to show support for breast cancer awareness,” noted Pat Kosiba, who teaches health education at the high school.

“This is a joint effort between the Relay for Life Club, Key Club and the Girls JV Volleyball team,” she added. “We have reached out to all the sport teams that have purchased pink shirts or socks to support the cause by wearing this team clothing tomorrrow.”

This school is raising money for the American Cancer Society by selling pink ribbons, buttons, tattoos, and baked goods. Even the boys soccer team has stepped up to the plate.

“They’ve agreed to color their new mohawk hairdos pink,” she said, the the athletes.

Kosiba’s health education students were visited on Friday by an expert from the Maurer Foundation, who told them how to perform self-exams, the importance of mammograms, and how to reduce the risk of cancer through exercise, healthy living and good diets.

Volunteers from local nonprofits are also at the high school Friday, providing students with opportunities to participate in community service.

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