Purdy Fall Pink Out smashes fundraising record

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Wheaton Power of Pink founder Janice McCracken, center, accepts a $1,300 check from Purdy High School Pink Out representatives, pictured from left: Ashley Brown, Volleyball Coach and FBLA Co-Adviser; Cailyn Spears and Hallie Henderson, Varsity volleyball players/FBLA officers and Megan Hibbard, Art Club representative. Contributed photo

Proceeds held breast cancer awareness

Purdy High School Varsity Volleyball Coach Ashley Brown proudly announced that the recent Volleyball Pink Out fundraising activities raised a record $1,300.

Lady Eagles volleyball players, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members and Art Club members worked together to host a wide variety of Pink Out activities, including Pink Out T-Shirt, bracelet and cake pop sales; a volleyball serving contest; a 50/50 raffle and a face painting booth.

This year’s funds raised were donated to Wheaton’s annual Power of Pink Walk/Run, founded by Janice McCracken. In its eighth year of existence the Power of Pink has raised over $87,000 to benefit local women battling breast cancer.

“The Purdy Eagles brought home a big win during their Pink Out," said McCracken, Upon accepting the Purdy Pink Out check. "A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the high school volleyball team, FBLA and the Art Club. Your hard work paid off and $1300.00 was donated to the 2018 Power of Pink Walk!”

“It was so amazing to see what can be accomplished when three different groups of students work together for a common purpose, one in which we all strongly believe," said senior Cailyn Spears, Lady Eagles volleyball team member and FBLA officer. "It was a privilege to raise money for the Power of Pink.”

The 2018 Power of Pink event is scheduled for May 12.