On Friday night, before the Baldwin Braves vs Ware County Gators football game, Baldwin high school held a special ceremony recognizing those battling cancer, those who have survived cancer, and the families of those who have been lost to the disease. Pink Out Day was celebrated throughout the entire school district, and has been a long tradition at Baldwin, but this was the first year that the event was organized by Early Learning Center Family & Health Service Advocate Stephanie Wright, and she made the event shine.
A breast cancer survivor herself, Wright took the task to heart, contacting fellow survivors to come up with ideas for the event. "And then the work began," Wright said. An email was sent to staff to provide information to all employees. Wright said she became emotional as the emails began to arrive her inbox because she had no clue so many employees were battling this dreadful disease.
Athletic Director Dexter Ricks and Baldwin High School English Teacher Jennifer Veazey worked with Wright and her team to create a wonderful event before the game on September 2nd, with Veazey's slideshow playing on the stadium scoreboard as employees and family members marched across the field to release their pink balloon.
Scroll down to see the full slideshow as well as photos from across the district.