According to U.S. Breast Cancer statistics about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. To support the fight against breast cancer Gateway Intermediate School 364 helped to raise awareness by wearing pink in tribute to all of those fighting breast cancer and also celebrate strength and courage at our annual Survivors Breakfast. During our Survivors Breakfast parents, family members, students, staff, and the community came together to share, motivate, and inspire one another. Our keynote speaker, Ms. Georgia Williams traveled from Mt. Vernon, New York to encourage all attendees by telling her story of strength and courage.
The students, faculty, staff and community came together and raised$555.00 which will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support finding a cure for breast cancer. The Gateway I.S. 364 family would like to send a special thanks to the Gateway I.S. 364 P.T.A for their continued support and also to City Fresh Market for catering breakfast for the Survivors Breakfast and always supporting our school community. We are so grateful for their activism, support, and courage in challenging the status quo with us. We couldn’t do this work without them.
The fight against Breast Cancer is everywhere, but it’s not without the help of those who spread awareness who have made the fight a little easier for people affected by this disease. On behalf of everyone who has been affected by this disease in any way, we appreciate those who helped us spread awareness and raise money for the cause. It is because of everyone coming together that allowed for this all to be possible.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
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