Going Pink in Support

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Rocky Point students and staff have been working to raise funds and awareness to support breast cancer initiatives through several creative and longstanding events.

This year's 12th annual "Pack the Track" event brought together hundreds of students, faculty and community members who walked together in the fight against breast cancer. In collaboration with the middle and high schools, the Rocky Point cheerleader's annual program raised approximately $4,000. This will be donated to the Hewlett House and a small portion will benefit a special member of the Rocky Point community.

"Every year this event pulls at my heartstrings,” said coach Anna Spallina. “It's difficult to put into words what this event means to me. Our solidarity as a district is exhilarating."

The high school girls volleyball teams also coordinated a “Dig Pink” event in mid-October. During their Saturday games, the varsity and junior varsity teams decorated the gym in pink and attendees cheered on the athletes while partaking in a number of raffles. To date, more than $5,700 was raised through this effort.

Rocky Point Middle School teachers and students cheered as 20 faculty and staff members sported colorful costumes and competed in a hands-free whipped cream pie-eating contest to raise funds to support breast cancer research.

The whipped cream pies were topped with pink sprinkles, representing the school’s effort to increase awareness of the cause. Members of the school community donated loose change during lunch to vote on which contestant they believed would win. A total of $600 was raised during the effort, and teacher Darren Goldstein was crowned the winner. The funds were donated to the Side-Out Foundation.