Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School (J-E-T) faculty, staff and students honored breast cancer survivors with their annual pink out day and football game. According the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the state. “I believe that it is extremely important for our students to show support, as well as be informed on breast cancer,” health education teacher, Kelly McIlvried said.

Several students wrote letters and shared stories of loved ones who have battled, or is battling the disease. “To hear their stories of these strong women and the way they viewed them was extraordinary,” McIlvried continued. During the football game, the J-E-T cheerleaders completed their outfit with matching pink bows and most of the football players wore pink in socks. The cheer squad even created a banner for the pink out game that read, “Tackle for a Cure.”

For more information regarding breast cancer in South Carolina,  please visit the SCDHEC website at SCDHEC.Gov. For more information please visit our website, jet.edgefield.k12.sc.us or our Facebook page Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School.