Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ansonia's Emmett O'Brien School goes pink to raise money for breast cancer awareness month

ANSONIA >> Students and staff at Emmett O'Brien School recently marked Breast Cancer Awareness month by hosting a Pink Volleyball Tournament on Oct. 31 during an "Emmett O'Brien Goes Pink" celebration.

Thanks to team registrations, sales of pink t-shirts, EOB goes pink bottoms, pink carnations and face painting, the Emmett O’Brien School community raised $1,825 for the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital. Nearly 100 percent of the students participated in this most worthwhile event, according to Principal Laurie LeBouthillier. 

"Special thanks to all the students and staff for their involvement and helping to Make a Difference in the life of others," LeBouthillier said.

Allison Apicerno, Coordinator of The Valley Goes Pink initiative, visited the school to receive the contribution.

(PHOTO SUBMITTED BY PRINCIPAL LAURIE BOUTHILLIER) 

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