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Pink shirts banned from high school

A high school in Gilbert, Arizona, is banning shirts that the cheerleading squad was going to wear to spread breast cancer awareness and raise money for research, according to USA Today.

The pink shirts say "Gilbert Cheer" on the front and "Feel for lumps, save your bumps" on the back. The cheerleaders were planning on wearing them during the football game this Friday, according to the media outlet.

"We thought the shirt was age-appropriate," booster-club president Gayleen Skowronek, who created the shirts and got the approval for the fundraiser, told the news source. "I think it's hypocritical they would approve a fundraiser for breast-cancer research but they won't approve a shirt to bring awareness to breast cancer."

However, administrators felt as if they were inappropriate in a school setting and they will not be allowed to wear them.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she receives an annual mammogram. Women who have an extensive family history of the disease may want to start making this appointments earlier in order to catch the disease during its beginning stages.
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