5th annual Pink-Out Day Generates $24K
A record total of $24,000 was raised for the United Cancer Assistance Network and the Dig for Life program during the fifth annual Pink-Out Day fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 17, in cooperation with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Something of a local holiday, Pink-Out Day is the brainchild of Poplar Bluff Junior High science teacher Jenn Nicolini, Senior High Student Council advisor Hope Conover, and former student Brooke Kirby. Cheerleaders, student council and other volunteers help sell pink T-shirts that the school community and business sector wear throughout the day, culminating with a sea of pink in the audience during an evening Mules Football game at Fred M. Morrow Stadium. This year’s proceeds were split between two relief organizations.
Sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Dig for Life provides free mammograms at Black River Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. UCAN gives monetary support on a case-by-case basis to area patients undergoing cancer treatment.