This time of year sporting pink has an extra special meaning.
And Carrollwood Day School is taking it a step further.
On Oct. 12, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students from the toddlers to the seniors in high school will be “painting” the CDS campuses pink with flowers, ribbons and other decorations that will beautify the campuses throughout the month of October.
This year Paint The Campus Pink will be honoring Trudi Buscemi, a CDS Elementary and Middle School Principal, as she reaches her tenth year surviving breast cancer.
An important component of the CDS International Baccalaureate program is Community and Service, and CDS will participate in several service-oriented projects to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
In addition to planting flowers and decorating, students will be participating in a walk on the school's track to show unity and commitment towrds raising awareness and support of the struggles that come with cancer. The walk will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 2.
Third graders at the school are selling frozen lemonade and the middle school students are selling snacks. CDS is also encouraging the children to save their own money to donate so they gain an understanding that they can help make a difference.
As for high schoolers, a group will spend time assisting younger students at the Early Childhood Campus plant pink flowers.
For more information about CDS go to: www.carrollwooddayschool.org