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East Staff Holds "Pink Day" Celebration

East High School staff wear pink to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

Faculty at East High School recently raised $1,100 as part of a 'Pink Day' celebration. Staff members generously made a monetary donation and were encouraged to wear the color pink to celebrate the last chemotherapy treatment for the wife of social studies teacher Chuck Lindsay. The money raised was given to the Chester County-based cancer charity, Unite for Her. The organization is currently supporting the family of an East ninth grade student whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Unite for HER was founded in 2009. The organization helps bridge the gap between the medical and wellness community by giving women access to therapies that they would typically pay out of pocket for such as acupuncture, yoga, massage therapy, nutrition talks, and counseling sessions.

The organization has grown from helping 24 women through one hospital affiliation to helping nearly 1200 women and partnering with a total of 36 cancer centers and hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.uniteforher.org.