Marching Bands Wear Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
To show support for Breast Cancer Awareness, and raise money for the cause, DMPS high school marching bands are going PINK.
During the month of October, each band will be wearing pink plumes in their marching band uniform hats.
Roosevelt High School kicks off the effort tonight during their game against Johnston at Drake Stadium.
“Win or lose, we are committed to recognizing and bringing awareness to this disease,” said Roosevelt principal Kevin Biggs. “Some of our staff have had cancer and most recently, one of her teachers’ wives had breast cancer. This is our way of honoring their family and paying tribute to their courage.”
At the beginning of tonight’s game, fans will be asked to donate $5 in support of Katie’s Crusaders, a local charity that supports families battling breast cancer. At half time donors will put a pink plume on a band member to show their support.
Thanks to our high school principals and band directors for being part of this important cause.
And be sure to look for a pink plume at a high school event in Des Moines this month, and share your support in raising awareness about breast cancer.