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Friday, November 26, 2021

Oakdale Heights Kids Wear Pink and Make Breast Cancer Awareness Signs

OROVILLE – Students at Oakdale Heights Elementary School in Oroville are promoting breast cancer awareness throughout October by wearing pink clothing and sporting pink masks on Wednesdays.

The students also made signs that read “Wear Pink Environments”, colored with pink markers on a white background.

The idea for the event was born in the mind of the fifth grade teacher Laura Galleano. Galleano lost her sister to cancer four years ago. She was wearing a pink shirt on Wednesday.

Galleano is a freshman teaching at Oakdale Heights. She has been a teacher for 17 years.

Braxton Caster, 11, one of Galleano’s students, celebrated his birthday on Wednesday and proudly donned a pink mask.

“This is a really good event; I’m really happy, ”said Caster. “I have a Room 26 shirt to support my teacher, Miss Johnson.”

Caster said students wear pink masks and pink socks at soccer games.

John Bettencourt, Headmaster of Oakdale Heights, was very supportive and delighted with this month-long event.

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“The event is intended to mark and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Betancourt said. Children and staff try to wear pink to support those fighting cancer. “

Bettencourt said there are a couple of employees who have battled breast cancer and survived, so the event has generated a personal response. He refused to give the names of these employees.

“Students are very excited to wear pink every Wednesday to support the fight against breast cancer. Oakdale has a truly positive atmosphere as we support everyone who goes through the fight. Cancer affects everyone. Almost everyone knows someone who has or had cancer, ”Betancourt said.

Bettencourt was surprised by the attendance at the event.

“It turned out to be a bigger event than I thought,” Betancourt said. “Laura did a great job organizing.”

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