Breast Cancer Awareness

Wearing pink and proud bringing awareness to Breast Cancer.


Ms. Ferate and guest wear pink at the entry of the football game. (DeShawn Ralston)

by DeShawn Ralston, Reporter

Mrs. Ferate and guest at CKHS football game dressed in pink! (DeShawn Ralston)
Bella Daubenspeck at the CKHS football game. (DeShawn Ralston)
Allie Lewis at CKHS football game wearing pink. (DeShawn Ralston)

October is the month where we celebrate Halloween, but is also the month where we bring awareness to breast cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer is a disease where the cells in the breast of a person start to grow out of control, and there are many types of breast cancer.

Each year in the US there’s roughly 264,000 cases where women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,400 men. To bring awareness to breast cancer during the month of October, people often theme events as “Pink Out” and wear pink. The Central Kitsap High School football game on Oct 7th, 2022 was in Pink Out mode, so staff and students came dressed in their pink to enjoy the game.

“I am wearing pink today to help represent my fellow women who suffer from breast cancer,” Senior Bella Daubenspeck said. “I believe it is very important to help bring awareness to breast cancer because I don’t think it is talked about enough, so I wear my pink today to support the cause.”

Breast cancer is one of the most relatively common cancers known worldwide. Just in the US alone, there are roughly 4 million cases where women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Breast cancer definitely gets attention and awareness brought upon it, however I don’t think it’s talked about enough,” senior Allie Lewis said. “I love dressing up for theme nights but I also hope everyone also knows that this helps with the awareness of breast cancer.”

There are an immense number of types of cancerous diseases in the world, so one may ask why people are working towards awareness when breast cancer isn’t the only type. However, breast cancer awareness is not to stop awareness of any other cancer, but to help educate women and to encourage them to take early tests that could detect it.

Well known and loved CKHS teacher Kerri Ferate said, “I LOVE to have school spirit so I told all my classes about wearing pink and showing up, but I’m also wearing pink because I’ve had family and friends go through breast cancer.” She continued, “I think it’s good that we have a month for breast cancer, because there are other months where we bring awareness to other types of cancer, such as prostate cancer or thyroid cancer, so…it is okay if we have a month for it.”

Bringing awareness to any type of cancer is a way to seek better health. When people show lack of awareness to any type of disease or illnesses that could cause harm, leading to people delaying a diagnosis and care for an illness. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and bringing awareness to breast cancer helps all around the world.