Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Update: Pink Out & Relay For Life Celebration Rescheduled

UPDATE: Due to last weekend’s inclement weather, the Pink Out & Relay for Life Celebration has been postponed until Friday, Nov. 6, when the Dragon’s face L.D. Bell for the final home game of the regular season. Breast Cancer Survivors will be recognized on the field during pregame activities, along with our 2015 Relay For Life Cancer Survivors. It will be Berkeys night as well, with Berkeys providing special breast cancer awareness bags to game attendees!

If you are a cancer survivor and would like to participate in the Pink Out/Relay For Life night Nov. 6, please email hayley.herring@southlakecarroll.edu by noon on Nov. 5. Cancer survivors will receive a t-shirt, an invitation to a special tailgate party and dinner sponsored by Ozarka, and will be recognized on the field before the game. The survivors’ dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Ozarka tailgate area in the Dragon Stadium home parking lot. All cancer survivors will meet at the Relay For Life table located just outside the Dragon Den store entrance on the home side at 6:45 p.m. On-field recognition begins at 7 p.m. with kick-off at 7:30 p.m.

“Pink Out is an event that was started by former CISD student Amy Moan who is now graduated from TCU and is working as a nurse,” said Superintendent David Faltys. “Carroll students and staff have collected thousands of dollars to support cancer research. And this year we are happy to be recognizing our Relay For Life team captains and fundraisers who helped bring in more than $1 million since 2010.”

School officials said the May 2015 Relay For Life event at Carroll High School had to be canceled due to severe weather, but students and adult volunteers continued to raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life Southlake is one of the most successful overnight fundraising events in the ACS region.

“We’ve traditionally honored our breast cancer survivors at Pink Out events,” Dr. Faltys said. “But we certainly want to recognize the resiliency of all our cancer survivors by including them in this year’s pre-game event. Our core value of compassionate service is a reminder to all of us that our volunteers have done amazing things, and our students have made a real difference in the fight against this horrible disease.”

T-shirts, Berkeys bags and dinner reservations provided as space/time permits. Please RSVP to hayley.herring@southlakecarroll.edu by noon on Thursday, Nov. 5 to reserve your spot as a cancer survivor. T-shirts may be picked up at the CISD Administration Center, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue between 8 a.m .and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Any shirts not picked up by noon on Friday will be taken to the stadium to be handed out at the Relay For Life check-in table outside the Dragon Den area on the home side.