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PINK OUT Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

The PINK OUT Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, sponsored by the Susquehanna Township Alumni Association and run by the PINK OUT Student Leadership team, is held to raise funds for and create awareness about breast cancer.  This year’s student leadership team was chaired by Lexi Weikert and Ryan Jacobs. 


On Monday, December 19, on behalf of Susquehanna Township School District students, alumni, staff, and community members, Dwayne DeFoor, President, STHS Alumni Association presented Ken Smeltz of Vickie’s Angel Foundation a check for $6,675.00 and Brian Gaughan of Pink Hands of Hope a check of $2,225.00


In addition to the many PINK OUT community partners, Bishop McDevitt High School joined forces with Susquehanna Township this year.  The month long campaign which closed with the October 21 PINK OUT football game against Bishop McDevitt included a variety of fundraising activities such as the sale of apparel and “Tackling Cancer Together” wristbands, a Penny War Challenge at the Middle school, and taking contributions for “In Memory of” and “In Honor Of” luminaries that formed a large ribbon lighting the stadium hillside. There were also collection drives at many of the athletic team events and at local businesses.


Vickie's Angel Foundation is a New Cumberland based non-profit with a mission of helping families fighting cancer who have difficulties paying their bills during the challenging times of fighting their cancer. Vickie's Angel Foundation’s goal is to take away the financial worry from the family, providing a temporary bridge that allows them to focus entirely on beating their disease.


Pink Hands of Hope is a Mechanicsburg non-profit dedicated to helping Central Pennsylvania women as they fight breast cancer.  Pink Hands of Hope raises money through monetary donations and through their thrift store. Offering wigs, and other products needed while in the fight for free.  Pink Hands of Hope also assists with medical bills and offers clothing.  The thrift store helps fund the various projects and products offered. 

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