This season the Tyrone Varsity Cheerleaders are cheering not only for the Golden Eagles but to raise breast cancer awareness and support local women’s health services as well.
The squad and the Tyrone Cheerleader Boosters are sponsoring a “Pink Out” event at the upcoming September 28th home game when the Tyrone Golden Eagles go head to head with Bellefonte.
Darla Confer, Coach for the Tyrone Cheerleading Squad said “I am very passionate about this cause and am very thankful that the community and school have received our breast cancer awareness night with such enthusiasm over the past two years. This will be my 3rd year to coach at Tyrone and I am very excited to see the awareness grow.”
The newly established Cheerleader Boosters inaugurated and continue to support the annual “Pink Out” event.
The cheerleaders will wear pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts designed especially for the squad. On the field that night Tyrone’s varsity and junior high cheerleaders along with the Bellefonte cheerleaders will create a "human" pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.
Epworth Manor has partnered with the Tyrone Varsity Cheerleaders and their boosters to support the “Pink Out”. Epworth Manor made a donation and will also hold a dress down day with proceeds donated to the “Pink Out”. Jennifer Getgen NHA, Executive Director at Epworth Manor said “It is important to give back to the Tyrone Community, especially when it comes to education and extracurricular activities. We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to continued community collaborations in the future.”
Community members are invited to “Pink Out” as well by purchasing and wearing one of the cheerleading squad’s specially designed pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts. The shirt will be available for purchase at the Golden Eagles home football games occurring prior to Sept 28th. Pink under eye patches will also be available for purchase at the Sept 28th game for $2.00 each. There will also be prize opportunities at the game including pink themed gift baskets and bracelets donated by Tyrone Hospital.
Community members who wish to place an advance order for a “Pink Out” t-shirt can do so now thru September 8th to have them in time for the September 28th game. Shirts are $10.00 and additional cost for plus sizes. To order contact: Natalie Geisler at 381-3038, Cris Hunter at 414-8757 or Crystal Bridges at 327-9757.
The cheerleaders will donate a portion of the proceeds raised via the “Pink Out” to the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania and Tyrone Hospital to support the purchase of digital mammography technology.
Lannette Johnston, RN, Director of Outreach Programs at Tyrone Hospital said the event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer among the young women in our school district. “Awareness can go a long way in helping young people build positive health behaviors that can impact their health over the course of their lifetime. We also admire the community service these young women are performing and the support they are extending to women’s health services at Tyrone Hospital.”
The Tyrone Cheerleader Boosters “Pink Out” event kicks-off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which runs through the month of October.
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured are leaders from the Tyrone Varsity Cheerleading squad with representatives from local organizations who are co-sponsoring the squad’s upcoming “Pink Out” event to raise breast cancer awareness. From left to right are: Lannette Johnston, RN, Director of Outreach Programs at Tyrone Hospital, Morgan Walker, Captain, Tyrone Varsity Cheerleaders, Skye Barnett, Captain, Tyrone Varsity Cheerleaders and Jennifer Getgen, NHA, Executive Director at Epworth Manor. The cheerleaders are wearing the pink t-shirts that were specially designed for the “Pink Out”. Pink themed baskets, prizes that were donated for the event, are also pictured.