Eagles host record-breaking Pink Out event

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Representatives from the Purdy High School organizations that teamed up to host Pink Out 2019 gathered aroun their beneficiary, Mrs. Janice McCracken, founder of the Power of Pink foundation. From left: Purdy High School FBLA Members Makayla Mazza and Lisa Lee; MAD club member Francis Mathews; PHS Volleyball Coach Ashley Brown; Power of Pink founder Janice McCracken and PHS volleyball team member Annabelle Bowman. Contributed photo

School function raises $1,550 to fight breast cancer

The Purdy R-2 School District’s annual Pink Out activities brought in a record-breaking total of $1,550 this year, to be given to Wheaton’s Power of Pink, a foundation that assists area women battling breast cancer.

Founded in 2010 by Janice McCracken, the Power of Pink will host its 10th anniversary walk/run in May. In its first decade the Power of Pink has raised over $180,000 and touched the lives of over 30 local women.

Purdy R-2 School District students from kindergarten through high school, staff and community members participated in a variety of fundraisers, including T-shirt, bandana, bracelet, bead, cake pop and cookie sales; a school-wide face painting booth and a volleyball serving contest.

“It was definitely a team effort, and not just the volleyball team," said Ashley Brown, PHS volleyball coach. "We partner with our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter and our Music Art and Drama (MAD) club. This year we also owe a huge thank you to Jennifer Robbins and Amy Harkey for donating cake pops and cookies. We are a true testament to the power of working together for a worthy cause. We are honored and humbled to present our earnings to the Power of Pink.”

More information is available online at www.powerofpinkmo.com