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Maple Cross JMI pupils 'think pink' to raise cash for Breast Cancer Research
MORE than 100 pupils at Maple Cross JMI School ditched their uniforms in favour of head-to-toe pink, to raise cash for Breast Cancer Research.
Students and staff at the school, in Denham Way, Maple Cross, took part in a special non-uniform day last Friday (22). They hope to have collected ÃÂ£200 for the charity.
The event was one of hundreds taking place across the UK to mark national 'Wear It Pink Day', raising vital funds for the Breast Cancer Research campaign.
According to the charity, one in nine women will be diagnosed with the disease during her lifetime.
Headteacher at Maple Cross JMI, Mari Tomaney, said: "The school was a sea of pink as all our staff and pupils wore it head-to-toe, and everyone got into the spirit of the day with a special assembly.
"This is the second time we have held such an event and we think its important because breast cancer touches the lives of so many families.
"Thanks to the research that is being done, cancer is now in many cases a curable disease, not the scary word it used to be."
For further information about the campaign, visit www.WearItPink.co.uk
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