GHS thinks pink for the 15th year


Treely Dowd

GHS students and staff pose for the annual Think PInk photo

ALEXIA BURBY, Staff Writer

Think Pink, a very popular fundraiser at Gloucester High School took place today after at least 15 years since it was brought to the school. 

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the fundraiser raises money every year to support breast cancer patients and survivors in the community.

During September and October GHS sells t-shirts that students and staff can buy and wear to the big Think Pink photo, where everyone gets in the shape of a heart or a ribbon.

“We started this back in the day because we had some teachers in the building who had breast cancer and we wanted to show them some support as well as community members” World Language Teacher, and organizer Rayanne Menery-Sammataro said.

Think Pink hits close to home for many because Breast Cancer is a well known cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer at some point in their life according to 

A few of our own teachers here at GHS are Breast Cancer survivors, or are close to someone who had cancer. “It doesn’t just affect the women, but also the husbands,” said Menery-Sammataro. The cheerleaders all got t-shirts this year, which the teachers are very proud of. 

“Students are so awesome about it every year,” said Menery-Sammataro. “Even if you don’t want to wear a shirt, kids are buying ribbons now.”