Are you ready for Pink Out?


Zoe Zarycki

Pink Out is one of students favorite days during Red Ribbon Week!

Zoe Zarycki and Madison Williams

October is all about breast cancer awareness and it is also Red Ribbon Week. Dobie is recognizing both. During Red Ribbon Week, students get dressed up for different theme days. The final theme day– on Friday –is Pink Out.

On Friday October 26 Dobie hosted a Pink Out day. Students dressed up in pink to support the cause. According to “The profile on Pink is playful and life affirming.” They have studies as to its calming effect, its quieting effect, and its lessening of stress.

Pink out isn’t only about breast cancer but it’s also about drug awareness. Red Ribbon Week is the week to be aware of drugs and was established in 1985, according to the Red Ribbon Week website, this started when DEA agent Enrique Camarena  was murdered. Angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of awareness of the killings caused by drugs in America.

Daeya Morgan,8th grader, was thrilled to be doing Red Ribbon Week , especially Pink Out. When asked if there was specific reason that she was participating she responded with “People in my family have been affected by cancer and I think it’s good to make people aware.” Daeya is happy to be participating and thinks it good to let people know what this day is really about.

Another 8th grader, Sarah Lyon says she has participated before and does it for support. “I think it’s a good cause but sometimes people forget what its about and its important to be aware’’. Sarah’s family has not been affected by cancer but she still participates to show awareness.

Most people don’t really think of cancer as a thing that could affect their families and most people don’t really know what cancer actually is. Cancer begins in the cells which is the basic building block of the body that eventually makes tissue. Sometimes, the process of cell growth doesn’t always go as planned and when the new cells come in, the old cells don’t die as they should. This build up of old cells is most known as a tumor.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. Many people are affected by Breast Cancer and Cancer all over the world but there is treatment that can be done.

   Pink Out isn’t just about dressing up in pink but also about being aware and knowing what’s going on around you.