Mother Seton Students Support Breast Cancer Research

CLARK — Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark are actively involved in breast cancer awareness not only during the month of October, but also throughout the school year.  The entire school community joins together to work for a cure by participating in various activities that will support research efforts.

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer.  Whether it be a relative, neighbor or a family friend, this disease still strikes one in nine women sometime during their lifetime,” said Catherine Hanson, member of the religion and English departments at Mother Seton.


Students and staff were invited to stop by the MSR Tree of Life in the main rotunda and place a pink ribbon on the tree in honor of those women who have lost their fight to breast cancer. Students were encouraged to wear denim on a designated day as a sign of hope to all breast cancer survivors and patients currently undergoing treatment.  “Think Pink” volunteers collected voluntary donations to kick off Mother Seton’s fundraising efforts for the cause.  All donations collected will go to the National American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Wear Pink for a Cure was echoed through the halls of Mother Seton and promoted by Hanson and her committee.  “Our annual Think Pink Cupcake Sale and Pink Ribbon Pretzel Day sales were a huge success” Brianna Caprio, a junior at MSR commented.

Caprio, a Rahway resident, also took part in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk held at Woodbridge Center Mall.  In addition, a team of Mother Seton students participated in the Relay for Life event held in the spring in Clark.

A raffle, consisting of “Baskets for Hope,” a beautiful pink ribbon afghan hand knit by Miss Barkan, librarian at Mother Seton and a “Cooking for a Cure” basket filled with all the pink kitchen utensils needed for a great meal, will be conducted by the “Pink Committee for a Cure”.  All proceeds will benefit the Union County American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fund.

left to right:  Miss Barkan, Brianna Caprio, Rahway, Catherine Hanson

left to right: Amanda Blanco, Edison, Breanna Barrett, Rahway,
Brittany Sielski, Hillside, Catherine Hanson

Photos by Joan Barron

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