Raider green goes pink for cancer awareness

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — October is, generally speaking, well known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

And even though Friday night’s pink-clad Richmond Senior High School club members took to the edge of the football field on the last day of the month, the day or date didn’t matter — but the message did.

Khushbu Patel, Hannah Craven, McKenzie Grimes and Bailey Preslar led the home side of the concrete stands through the third annual Pink Night at Raider Stadium, a reminder of those who’d lost their fight with cancer and a moment of victory for those still waging the battle. The four students are members and leaders of the student club CURE — Causes United Raiders Everywhere.

And on that note, the battle hits close to home. Richmond Senior High School journalism teacher Cathy Keys was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer formed by malignant plasma cells.

The girls led the football crowd through a brief but somber, unified message. CURE was started in 2012 by students Taylor Brown and Hollie Hudson as a way for the students and staff at RSHS to show support for Keys.

Cathy Keys

Cathy Keys

“We would like to recognize Mrs. Keys, who continues to fight this battle with courage and is a true inspiration to all of us,” Grimes said.

Preslar led everyone in a balloon release — white for those who have lost their battle, pink to encourage those still fighting and purple to celebrate those who have won.

Khushbu Patel

Khushbu Patel

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