FORT BEND ISD – In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor family members and friends who are battling the disease, Fort Bend ISD students and staff are taking part in various events and activities throughout the month of October.
FBISD Administration Building employees donned pink attire and carried “I walk for…” signs as they walked around the building to support those near and dear to their hearts. The District’s Health and P.E. division sponsored the event, and more than 30 employees participated .
Baines Middle School kicked off the month-long observation with its annual Lynn Armstrong Breakfast, held in memory of former Blue Ridge Elementary School principal Dr. Lynn Armstrong. The girls volleyball team welcomed guests and provided them with helpful resources. The school will also host onsite mammograms by Mammosafe on October 22, and a Breast Cancer Walk and Pink Out Day on October 30.
“We host these events each year to help bring light to the ugly disease and its effects on both women and men,” said Baines Middle School Volleyball Coach Ashley Dedmon. “We provide health literacy to families throughout the community so that they can be more knowledgeable about the nutrition, environment and genetic factors that play a part in how breast cancer can occur and develop. This is not just a month of pink, but a lifelong lesson on becoming health literate.”
To show their support of individuals affected by breast cancer, Dulles Elementary School students and staff will “Blow a Wish for a Cure” on October 30. The group will dress in pink (to support breast cancer awareness) and lavender (for all other types of cancer).