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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Legacy HS students raise funds and awareness for breast cancer screenings

Recently, Legacy High School students in Dena Schimming's Teen Leadership II class presented a $30,000 donation check to representatives from the Moncrief Cancer Resources at UT Southwestern Medical Center for the Mobile Mammography Screening unit. The funds were raised during the campus's Pink Fest, a series of fundraisers and breast cancer awareness programs in October of 2009.

Here's a recap in the latest MISD Minutes series:

Additional details:
The LHS 2009 Pink Fest included an eight-hour walkathon. They chose eight hours because 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

The UT Southwestern Medical Center's Mobile Mammography Screening unit is the only digital mammography unit in a mobile environment available in Dallas and the southwest U.S.

Legacy High School's Pink Fest began in 2007. The efforts included $12,000 alone in Pink Fest t-shirt sales alone.

See the related Rider Online article: Pink Fest Raises Funds for Cancer.