Hanceville Elementary School honors Breast Cancer Awareness

Hanceville Elementary students sporting all pink on Wednesday (Photo from Facebook)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Elementary School students wore pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday. Teachers took photos and enjoyed moments with their students as they came together to honor those who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer. 

Statistics given by the researchers of https://www.breastcancer.org, which is backed by nonprofit Four-Star Charity Navigator as of January 2021, state that there are more than 3.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the United States. This includes both women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment. 

In addition, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer became the most common cancer globally as of 2021, accounting for 12% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide. 

Hanceville Elementary Principal Stacie Olinger spoke on the children’s participation, stating, “Wearing pink on Wednesday—unfortunately, like so many, Hanceville Elementary School and community know someone who has had or has cancer. We are a big family at Hanceville. We are passionate about teaching our students how important it is to show care and support to our school and community.”  

Hanceville Elementary teacher Lauren Bentley shared a photo taken with her class, while holding a sign stating, “I wear pink for my mom!” 

Mrs. Bentley shared with The Tribune, “I wear pink for my mom, who is battling her third cancer. She is a great inspiration to me and everyone that she knows. I will forever be grateful for the love and support that my family has received from this community and Hanceville Elementary.” 

For information on how to help and donate, go to https://www.bcrf.org/other-ways-give/.

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