USA & Canada
Month 1. October 2010. Breast Cancer Awareness, Research & Treatment.
Cheer for a Cause produced our first video in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Coach Julie’s team of 8 little girls asked us all to watch their video “Will you hold our hand?” and join in the fight to eliminate breast cancer. The Lake Mary Dolphins went all out! These darling girls, along with coaches, parents and friends, sported pink ribbons and bows. One football coach even stayed up all night cutting out pink tape ribbons for the boy’s helmets.
On October 3, 2010, Cheer Sport’s Great White Sharks ran in Canada’s largest breast cancer fundraiser and raised $3290. They have two moms that are survivors, an aunt that passed away, and the hope that should any of their Shark Sisters face breast cancer that there will be a cure! Did you know that all 35 of gym owner Ali Moffatt’s Cheer Sport Sharks teams participate in a fundraiser or an effort to give back to the less fortunate? This beautiful giving inspires us!
The High Voltage Allstars of Salisbury, Maryland participated in the Relay for Life of Wicomico County. With 28 cheerleaders on the team, they raised over $1000! Fighting cancer is a team effort and High Voltage All Stars know all about being a team! The impact they made together is much greater than any one could do alone. Love this spirit of unity!
And in October, a new trend started. Awareness and tribute bows. We especially love this one by Platinum Cheer Gear. You’ll see it featured on our Cheer for a Cause video. Pro football games were a sea of pink in October and Varsity introduced their Let’s Go Pink! collection.
The spirit community began to join us, and sites like Cheer Moms, Cheer1FM, Cheer Soxx and Fabric Foto, placed ads and direct links to our site on their homepage! With Cheer Moms leading the way, retailers began donating a percentage of their sales to our causes!
Cheer squads at high schools all across the U.S.A. were raising funds for breast cancer! New York's Island Tree High school cheer, the football team, coaches, team moms (complete with ‘save the boobies’ shirts!) and parents, came out in pink to support breast cancer at an October game. They also support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Coach Julie says, “As coaches and cheerleaders we all have a responsibility to represent our community and set the standard for others.” Well done Island Tree HS!
Capital Elite Storm Allstars from Springfield, IL showed their support in pink!
Colleges showed strong support, and the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic in Youngstown, PA was tops! Youngstown State University’s Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity raised over $115,000 for the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for Breast Cancer Research! Over 90 squads participated and the event was topped off by a Survivors Ceremony! Beautiful!
Love this video shared by Greater-Midwest Cheer-Expo! Ft. Covington HS choreographed this routine all specific to breast cancer. They raised over $600 themselves through "hat" day at school! The total Cheer for a Cure event raised over $5500 and benefited the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! ♥