Rumsey Thinks Pink for Breast Cancer
Posted October 26, 2011
In typical Rumsey fashion, students and faculty embraced the chance to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by adding elements of pink to their School dress. By swapping out blue dog neckties and wearing the emblematic ribbon, the community rose to the occasion to show solidarity for this annual health campaign which raises awareness and funds for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.
In the School’s tradition of giving, The Senior Committee also organized a fund raising effort among the Upper School students by collecting donations during recess and lunches which will be shared with the American Cancer Society.
In 1991, The Susan G. Komen Foundation distributed pink ribbons to every participant in its New York City Race For The Cure. From this year forward, the pink ribbon has been recognized worldwide as the symbol for supporting those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.