Pink was the color of the day at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls on Wednesday, February 11. To honor Sharsheret’s annual Pink Day, which seeks to bring awareness to the issue of breast cancer and to raise funds, SKA students donned pink apparel, sold pink doughnuts and pink Chapsticks and even sponsored mani“cures”!
This student-initiated event was highlighted by the speaker, Mrs. Reva Borgen, a breast-cancer survivor (and the mother of an SKA twelfth-grader) who shared her incredible story with a spellbound audience. Sharsheret is a remarkable organization that is a support system for Jewish women dealing with breast cancer and, as the students learned, Sharsheret played a strong role in Mrs. Borgen’s recovery.
Breast cancer awareness is so important to SKAers that students came after school hours to decorate the building with pink posters and streamers; even though attendance at Mrs. Borgen’s speech was voluntary, the room was packed with girls. Pink Day at SKA was a huge success!