Centerspread November 2013

When a little girl is born, she’s immediately covered in a little pink blanket. This color identifies not only their gender in a hospital room but their future. These babies grow up
and become women.

They lead different lives and go on different paths, but the rose colored hue still unites them together in the good and in the bad.

Pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, was very evident on October 15 when a group of 30 Daytona State College employees, students, and community members united together to Zumba dance for breast cancer awareness.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, nearly 300,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Breast cancer is also the leading Story by Ali Schmitz and Photos by Amber Boutot cause of death in women between the ages of 18 and 45.

“My mother died a few years ago from breast cancer, so I go to every event that I can that supports breast cancer awareness,” said Miguel Rivera, Director of Student Life Skills.

The New Smyrna Beach Fire Department brought their pink fire engine for the many breast cancer
survivors in the group to sign. Members of the group who had family members or friends who passed from breast cancer also signed the truck.

All proceeds from the event went to Florida Hospital Foundation for uninsured or underinsured women
who need mammograms and diagnostic screenings.
If interested in donating to the cause, email Sharon Ielfield at ielfies@daytonastate.edu.