Troopers rally for breast cancer awareness month

In the month of October, Eastwood's students and faculty came together to improve Breast Cancer awareness and support women fighting it around the world.

Recent studies have shown that at least one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Most athletic sports and clubs on campus decided to sell items to help show their support for the women with this tenacious disease.

On October 9, 2015, a Pink out pep rally was held, and everyone was encouraged to wear pink. There was also a moment of silence to remember those who lost the battle against Breast Cancer.

Cheerleaders showed their support by wearing pink bows and Trooperettes had pink poms. Football players also wore pink socks, and the football  field was painted pink for the game against El Dorado High school.

"I wear pink bands for every football game in the month of October." said senior football player Joey Castaneda. "I think men should get checked regularly just like women for breast cancer."

The Gymnastics Team sold "Flip for the cure" T-shirts for $10 and the Volleyball team wore pink shirts every Friday.

The students in the cosmetology program also invited patients and survivors to their first annual spa day at Riverside High School, where appointments are available every Tuesday in October from 8:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm-7:00pm

"We're supporting cancer patients and having spa days in October," said Senior Bryanna Prito. "Cancer survivors can just come in and get any service done, free of charge. It's really important to me that we're doing this because I've had a relative fight cancer. So far I've been able to pamper four patients."

Breast Cancer is most common in women, but it can also present itself in men. Although it is rare, about 2,150 men will be diagnosed with it every year.

Over 220,000 women in the U.S. alone will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

To support the people fighting cancer and the search for a cure, you can donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) website, participate in annual runs around the community, etc.

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/