PINK OUT! Kick off for cancer at Raleigh school

From the 50 yard line to the fans in the stands, Ravenscroft School in Raleigh will be all pink Friday night as they kick off for cancer.

October 18, 2013 2:20:52 PM PDT
From the 50 yard line to the fans in the stands, Ravenscroft School in Raleigh will be all pink Friday night as they kick off for cancer.

Ravenscroft was one of 23 schools chosen by the Carolina Panthers to take part in a breast cancer awareness movement. The NFL's Crucial Catch campaign aims to raise funds for cancer research among football communities.

The show of support hits home with several in the school's community.

"Five years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and like for most people it was very devastating, and I was very afraid," school employee Sherry Adams said.

But now, she is cancer free and able to enjoy the special day.

"One of the male students had on a long pink super hero cape. Some of the kids have had pink boas, sunglasses, it's just been awesome. Really amazing," Adams said.

Students are rallying around the cause, buying everything from cupcakes to bracelets, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The school also organized a special tailgating event to take place in the parking lot next to the field just before the game against North Raleigh Christian Academy.

Even the parking spots in the school's lot are marked with pink numbers and were sold for $5 to students and $10 to parents for Friday's game.

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