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Lindale to wear pink for breast cancer research
Written by Clayton Neville   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:02

Released by Lindale ISD

Lindale “Eagle Blue” is a symbol of community pride but for just one night the school color will be replaced by pink for a different show of community support.

Lindale High School has joined with the Trinity Mother France Ross Breast Center for the Pink Out on Friday, October 19 at Eagle Stadium. The Pink Out will be part of the Eagles’ football game against John Tyler beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Pink Out is the joint effort of the Lindale High School National Honor Society, Starsteppers and staff members to show community-wide support for breast cancer awareness and research. The NHS and Starsteppers are selling Pink Out T-shirts for $10. Eagle supporters are asked to wear the shirts to the game. T-shirts may be purchased in the office of Lindale High School now through October 19. Any remaining shirts will be sold at Eagle Stadium prior to the Pink Out game.

T-shirts will also to be sold during Lindale’s CountryFest on Saturday, October 13 at the Trinity Mother Frances and Starsteppers booth located in the E.J. Moss Intermediate School parking lot. Funds raised from T-shirt sales will allow for the continuance of breast cancer awareness education programs and may provide potentially life saving, screening mammograms to the under served women of east Texas. Dr. Roger Fowler, Family Medicine, Trinity Mother Frances – Lindale, will accept the check on behalf of Trinity Mother Frances during a halftime presentation ceremony.

In addition to fans wearing Pink Out T-shirts in the stands, football players and cheerleaders will wear pink shoe laces during the game. Lindale coaches have been asked to purchase a T-shirt and wear them over their team shirts during the game.

Representatives from the Ross Breast Center will also distribute educational materials regarding breast cancer warning signs and treatment options prior to kickoff.

In addition to the Pink Out, Lindale High School students will participate in breast cancer awareness programs during the week leading up to the game. Female students at Lindale High School will attend an assembly featuring a young breast cancer survivor. Erin Oian will address students on Monday, October 15 and share her story of diagnosis, treatment and success. Tracy Sawyer, a Trinity Mother Frances and breast cancer survivor, will also be at the assembly to explain the proper way to do a breast self-exam.

Dr. John Larrinaga, Fellowship trained breast radiologist and medical director of The Ross Breast Center insists that, “when detected early, breast cancer is a curable disease. And with breast cancer affecting almost one in eight American women, it is crucial for a woman to understand that the most important things she can do to protect herself are monthly self breast exams, annual mammograms and annual clinical exams by her health care provider.”

 
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