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Pink Out shirts raise money, awareness for breast cancer

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month winds down, students at two high schools in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, can be proud of all they've accomplished. During the month, students were able to raise a remarkable $4,000 by selling "Pink Out" T-shirts, WJAC TV reports.

To commemorate all their hard work, the students performed one last act to show support and raise breast cancer awareness. On Friday morning, students from both schools came together wearing their pink shirts and formed a giant pink ribbon, symbolizing the cause.

The students will be donating the money to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, much to the delight of community members and staff at the center.

"The younger generations are getting involved and it's important for girls of their age to know that they should take care of their breast health starting young," Patty Felton, director of the center told the publication. "And to raise this awareness - even if just one person goes out and gets a mammogram or gets checked by their doctor - they've done their job."

Getting tested is crucial to beating the disease. Cancer.org reports that patients diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer have an 88 percent five-year survival rate.
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