“One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer,” is a statistic the students at Miami Public Schools are aware of.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the students at Miami Public Schools are asking the the residents of their school district to help them join in the fight against breast cancer, according to Tracy Patton, administrative assistant at the Miami Academy.
The students are going to kick off the fight with “Pink Day” on Wednesday. All students are asked to wear pink, red or white to show their support for the fight.
The students are collecting the pink lids from Yoplait Yogurt.
The academy students in the life skills classes have decorated large pink boxes and placed them in each of the schools to collect the lids in.
Yoplait will donate 10 cents for every lid collected to cancer research.
Last year, students at Nichols Elementary School released pink balloons in honor first grade teacher Mary Jane Barker, an eight-year breast cancer survivor.