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High school students don pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Students at the Ponte Verde High School in Florida decided to give their school colors, black and blue, an evening off and chose to substitute them with the color pink at a recent football game.

The Florida Times-Union reports that several male students donned pink body paint while the female students were decked out from head to toe in pink gear, all for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"It was encouraging to see the sea of pink throughout the football stadium in support of breast cancer," Stacey Manning, a parent of one of the students at the school, told the news source.

Before the match a local restaurant held a pre-party where the interior had been decorated with pink items. A portion of the proceeds raised from the party were donated to breast cancer research.

"I think it's great how the high school and community have come together to show their support for breast cancer. We just wanted to help show our support too," restaurant owner John Cakmis told the news provider.

There are currently more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.
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