BOARDMAN — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Pink Outs have been a staple at Boardman’s elementary schools for years to raise cancer awareness, and sometimes donations to fight cancer.
At West Boulevard Elementary School, art teacher Susan Shook is celebrating 11 years as a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in October 2009. Shook, wearing a tie-dye pink shirt with “Survivor” scrawled across the front, and her students participated in this year’s Pink Out on Oct. 23.
Shook’s first-graders colored Halloween pumpkins with patterns and glued them on a spooky backdrop. Though orange and black were the colors they used, most of them were dressed in shades of pink, as was most of the school.