FBLA Pink Out Week
Written by Elizabeth Kubicek
Every October, the Wilber-Clatonia FBLA hosts their annual Pink Out fundraising week. Due to the hard work of the advisor, chairpersons, and committee members, this year's Pink Out week was no exception to the chapter's previous success in raising funds and awareness for the cause. breast cancer has touched many lives in the Wilber-Clatonia community, and by having an event like this gives the FBLA members a chance to speak out and raise awareness for the disease that has affected many lives and families close tothe school, community and our hearts.
All through the week of October 10th, the Wilber-Clatonia FBLA Pink Out Committee and chairpersons, Michael Pulliam and Elizabeth Kubicek, were hard at work getting activities in order. On October 11th, the FBLA chapter held their monthly chapter meeting, discussing the importance of the event, began sorting out the pink out shirts. Shirts were created by members in honor of our pink out theme "Play Strong". On Wednesday, the entire school had the opportunity to dress in pink to show their support, as well as the chance to sign names on a poster of who they were wearing pink for. By selling over 280 shirts, members raised $3,699.50 just in shirt sales alone. Thursday night at the volleyball game against Southern, the volleyball team wore pink bows, and a cake raffle with items donated by chapter members raised over $100 in ticket sales. On Friday the 14th, the football team faced Johnson County Central. The players wore pink towels with initials of victims of breast cancer written on them, along with other pink gear. Before the football game, pink balloons were sold to be released at the first touchdown and brought in $142. During halftime, members passed a bucket around gathering donations which raised $270.57. The cheerleaders also had a part in supporting the cause. They hosted a cheer camp with a theme "Kickin' Out Cancer" for grades PreK-6. At half time, the little rah rahs performed their new cheers alongside the high school cheerleaders.
A grand total of over $4,200 was raised, with all profits being donated to the American Cancer Society to conitnue the partnership of raising awareness to help educate the community of the cause, support research, and provide funds for patient services. Without the help of the 53 committee members, the caring community, and the hard working advisor and school support, this year's Pink Out event would not have been such a huge success. Thank you to all who had a helping hand!