Aside from October being known as “spooky season”, it is also national breast cancer awareness month. The importance of this month is to commemorate all of those who are living with it, survivors and to spread awareness to others on the severity of the cancer.
During the month, the Leadership class at Smithtown West hosted a Pie Your Teacher in the Face Day to raise money that will go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The big event was the first of its kind and hopefully will become a tradition in the future.
The significance of hosting events like these is to not only raise money for a good cause, but also to spread awareness of how breast cancer is actually affecting others who have lived with it, are living with it now and those who will live with it in the future.
The foundation’s mission to all is, “We provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.” The money would go toward the foundation to keep on providing services for the future and for the sake of women’s health.
All around the country, people are honoring breast cancer awareness month by sporting the color pink which represents it. First responders in Nassau county are representing this month by wearing pink badges, some have even gone as far as dying their hair pink.