Detroit October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and several schools at Detroit Public Schools went pink on Wednesday by hosting rallies, marches, parades and other events.
DPS officials said several schools hosted events to make breast cancer awareness an educational forum for students and to show the urgency in making the community aware of the need for early detection, self-examination and annual mammograms.
At Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, a breast cancer rally featured cancer survivors, a representative from Karmanos Cancer Institute and performances from the MLK Dance Group, Choir and Band. Pink balloons were released in honor of women who have lost their lives to breast cancer.
At Ludington Magnet Middle School, students created a human Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon on the front lawn, students and staff wore pink shirts and parents made donations to support breast cancer awareness.