Support Pink Wave’s cancer fight

Published 12:05am Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pull out the pink pom-poms, because Cathedral High School’s second annual Pink Wave Project culminates Friday night at the Green Wave’s football game against Sacred Heart at D’Evereux Stadium.

Cathedral began this project last year to support the fight against breast cancer — the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. At that time, Cathedral raised more than $9,000 for their Relay For Life team. Relay For Life is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the American Cancer Society in its efforts to rid the world of cancer.

Cathedral’s Green Wave football players show their support by trading their usual green jerseys for pink ones with names on the backs of friends and loved ones who have battled cancer.

Green Wave cheerleaders and Emerald Tide dance team members will also be decked out in pink to show their support.

Cathedral’s Key Club will support the cause by selling baked goods and T-shirts and painting faces at the game, as well as by selling ribbons, luminaires and bracelets throughout the month.

Luminary forms are available at the high school’s front office. Donations are greatly appreciated and should be sent to the school’s front office or business office. All proceeds go to Cathedral’s Relay For Life team.

Come show your Pink Wave pride at 7 p.m. Friday at D’Evereux Stadium as Cathedral takes on Sacred Heart!

Lexi Coley is vice-president of the Cathedral High School Key Club.