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Yavneh Academy Supports Sharsheret Pink Day

All of Yavneh Academy students, from pre-k through grade eight, joined together to support Sharsheret on Sharsheret Pink Day. This year was Yavneh’s fifth annual Pink Day. The school was proud to share with its students that Yavneh was the first middle/lower school to participate in Sharsheret Pink Day five years ago. The day began with a presentation for the seventh and eighth grade by Dr. Dalia Nagel, president of Sharsheret, who spoke about the mission of Sharsheret, the vision of her sister Rochie Shoretz who started Sharsheret and how proud she is of Yavneh’s involvement. The sixth graders heard an inspirational presentation by Coach Lauren Greene about how, as a breast cancer survivor, she has joined Sharsheret in supporting others and shared with the students the importance of reaching to others who need support.

A student committee led by Sara Dearson and Ayelet Weiss decorated the school in pink, along with creatively designed signs made by the students. The seventh graders proudly ran a pink snack sale during lunch with all proceeds going to Sharsheret. The highlight of the day was the Sharsheret Pink Day hoopathon where middle schoolers had the chance to shoot hoops and use hoola hoops for Sharsheret with sponsorships from parents. All money raised will be donated to Sharsheret. The seventh graders coordinated the hoopathon, based on the inspiration of their unit in Advisory when they learned of the story of a middle schooler who raised millions of dollars for the needy through starting hoopathons, stressing that even teenagers can “change the world.” And, of course, the YPAA proudly coordinated their yearly Pink Day shirt sale, raising $2100 for Sharsheret. Students also received Sharsheret “giveaways” as mementos in tribute to their support, along with breast cancer support bracelets and stickers. Yavneh is so proud of its students’ involvement in this important mission.

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