October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Each and every morning, something very special happens at NIS-American. The entire school body: Top Management, Senior Leadership, Faculty and Staff, and the student body, meet in the Main Playing Field at 7:15 a.m. Everybody is there. The students deliver a live morning broadcast for the school to listen to, interact with, learn from, or otherwise be inspired. At the end of the broadcast, we salute the flag and start our working day.
On the morning of October 10th, something very special happened right there on the Main Playing Field. The upperclassmen showed up to school with a bag full of ribbons and batches of pink balloons. At 7:00 a.m., a few students had pink ribbons pinned to the lapels of their suit jackets. At 7:05, batches of kids and some faculty were boasting these pink ribbons. By the time it was 7:15 a.m., not a single student, teacher, administrator, or top management official stood without a pink ribbon gracing their lapel.
Then, the broadcast began. October is the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The high school students spoke about the disease; they educated the masses that were gathered on the field. They told us about statistics, treatments, and the benefits of early detection. More than anything, they made their message clear to everyone standing on this crisp autumn morning: This day wasn’t just about pink ribbons and floating balloons that honor the survivors and those still in the struggle. The high school upperclassmen said we have one full month to do what will best serve this cause, and that’s to spread awareness and educate our community.
So, from all of us at NIS, we invite you to visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month for information on the causes and treatment of breast cancer.
Wishing you good health and prosperity,