In celebration of October’s national campaign against breast cancer, Levittown students from Division Avenue and MacArthur high schools and the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center held special events to raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention campaigns.
The Division Avenue High School volleyball team played against Bethpage during the annual Dig Pink event. The girls raised $2,035 for the Side Out Foundation, an organization that unites players and coaches in the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. In addition, the cheerleaders and kick line teams attended the Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach to unite with other Long Islanders in the campaign to find a cure.
At MacArthur High School, the girls and boys volleyball teams played against faculty and staff at the annual Dig Pink event and raised $1,400 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s breast cancer awareness campaign and patient services.
Under the direction of Nancy Stine, the GC Tech cosmetology students held the third annual Pink Nails for Hope at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. Students put their skills to use by applying pink polish and/or pink ribbons to clients’ fingernails. Donations were made to Making Strides of Long Island for cancer research. In addition, the Key Club hosted a Lawnflix Big Screen showing of “Halloweentown” in the LMEC gymnasium. An entrance fee was collected and all proceeds were donated for breast cancer awareness.
Photo A: Division Avenue High School Principal Joan Lorelli and the Dragon mascot joined the girls volleyball team during the annual Dig Pink game fundraiser.