In a display of solidarity, Valley Stream Central High School held its annual Pink Fair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This fair, which was hosted by the schools Key Club, gave students the opportunity to spread the word about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Students raised $1,000 to be donated to breast cancer research.
Central’s Key Club, led by co-advisors Diana Jecewiz and Joseph Mando, teamed up with teachers Britt Klein and Jennifer Buonagurio to organize the fair. The fair focused on spreading awareness about breast cancer prevention and raising funds for breast cancer research. The pink-themed day began with members of the Key Club decorating the school hallways pink, which was followed by faculty and students arriving in their outfits of varying shades of pink, symbolizing their solidarity with breast cancer fighters and survivors. Throughout the day, students and faculty participated in various activities and fundraisers organized by each of the school’s clubs. The clubs hosted bake sales, karaoke, chess, ping pong, yoga, henna, face painting, pink nail painting and pink ribbon crocheting.
The funds raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, furthering research efforts and supporting those affected by this disease.