Pink Pumpkin Designs Raise Funds


Lion's Roar Staff, MTPS Newsletter Edit

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, Middletown High School North’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted a pink pumpkin decorating contest, which helped raise funds and awareness for the local non-profit organization Breast Intentions.

According to Breast Intentions website,”Breast Intentions is a 501 (c) (3) charity started in New Jersey by two high school teens in 2007, who witnessed the first hand the struggles of treating breast cancer. After their mother and two aunts were all affected by breast cancer within the same year, they wanted to make a difference. They began selling t-shirts, candy, and bracelets to raise money for healing families in their community. The money raised has purchased wigs, prosthetics, paid living expenses, transportation to and from treatments, co-pays, and utility bills – and only grew from there.”

The founders of Breast Intentions are former Middletown High School North students Erika Rech and Mike Ruane.   Ruane stated, “The more we learned about breast cancer, and the treatment, the costs, and the pain it causes, the more compelled we felt to help out families struggling with this disease.”

FCCLA will continue to collect donations for this great cause for the remainder of the month & these fabulous pumpkins are on display in the MHSN library. You can drop donations off to Mrs. Hanson’s room in 1302 or Michele Sandone in 2124 at any time and in turn provide you with your tickets for voting.  Voting will take place in the library each Friday (10/14, 10/21, & 10/28) for the remainder of the month during blocks 3 & 4.

All proceeds collected from the contest will aid the group’s mission to help individuals diagnosed with breast cancer navigate the day-to-day finances of cancer care. Thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful fundraiser. For more information about the group, please visit the Breast Intentions website.