A Woman’s Cause

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A Woman’s Cause

Christina Hadley

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Mercy supported breast cancer awareness this Wednesday by wearing pink.

Pink covered Mercy as Mercy girls showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness this Wednesday.  Students and staff celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink and donating money to the cause.

Mercy girls were allowed to be out of uniform if they donated $5, and were encouraged to wear anything pink.  Girls brought back the creativity from Spirit Week by wearing as much pink as they could find, including pink leggings, pink socks, and pink scarves.

Breast cancer impacts so many thousands of women and their families that nearly everyone knows someone with breast cancer.  Each year, over 225,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are discovered, according to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.  In addition, breast cancer can occur in men, but it is much rarer.

Andrea Elmore, a freshmen, is one of the many whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.   Both her mother and grandma have battled breast cancer.

Andrea Elmore proudly supported breast cancer awareness with her fellow Mercy girls.

“At first, it was just a shock, but they both became stronger when people showed they cared by supporting them,” Elmore said  “Some people would bring over food and our Church prayed for them.”

Elmore’s family is now a huge supporter of breast cancer awareness.  She has raised money by going on walks with her mom.  Her grandma supports the cause in a unique way: by making hats with the breast cancer awareness symbol.

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