“Wear It Pink” was the theme of the day at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls on Pink Day, Tuesday, February 14! Every variation of the color dominated students’ clothing together with the hallways of the school.

Sharsheret Pink Day is a worldwide initiative by students to raise awareness about breast cancer and cancer genetics. Vibrant pink sweatshirts, raffles, gift certificates to local stores, and delicious cupcakes were sold throughout the school day with all proceeds going to Sharsheret.

The girls were honored to hear from a breast cancer survivor who shared her story in an open and honest account of how she dealt with her diagnosis and treatment. Everyone appreciated hearing her words as she entreated the girls to have yearly checkups. Her inspirational talk made Pink Day at SKA very meaningful.

SKA’s Pink Day highlighted the need for awareness and education, as Ashkenazic Jews are ten times more at risk for hereditary cancers than the general population. Yasher koach to SKA faculty member Mrs. Rachel Joszef and her hardworking Pink Day committee members – Chavi Farrel, Dahlia Jacobs, Ella Papilsky, and Naomi Sigman – for organizing such an important event.