Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer is the number one leading cause of death for women. October is breast cancer awareness month, everyone in the nation brings awareness to the incurable disease and raise money for research. High schools in Johnston County bring awareness to breast cancer by having pink outs, games that are dedicated to wearing pink to support fighters and survivors, and selling pink out shirts to raise money for research groups in the United States.

Mom of four, Tiffany Morris, has struggled with breast cancer a few times and has changed point of views about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“I’ve had stage II breast cancer four times now,” Morris said. “Having struggling with cancer has made me look at October completely different. I use to think it was inconvenient to me but now I look forward to the support and motivation to fight from my community.”

Senior Logan Gibson hasn’t personally been affected by the disease but wants people to know how bad the disease affects us all. She is donating money and participating in all breast cancer awareness events.

“My freshmen year I bought 5 pink out shirts and donated over $300 to a cancer research program,” Gibson said.

Sophomore Abigail Ryals has always loved the month of October and loves to support people who have fought for their lives.

“Having a family member who lost a fight to breast cancer makes me want to fight hard to make sure nobody else has to go through what I went through,” Ryals said.