FPCHS Starlets Donate to AdventHealth for Breast Cancer Screenings
Flagler-Palm Coast High School’s Starlets are not only a remarkable colorguard and dance troupe, they also are civic-minded. During Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the dancers, coached by Lauren Albert, sold specially designed pink t-shirts with the promise of committing 10 percent of their proceeds to the Pink Army Foundation, which raises money for breast cancer awareness and mammogram screenings. The Starlets also performed prior to the start of this year’s Pink on Parade 5K race that was held at AdventHealth in Palm Coast on October 9th, and drew hundreds of participants and supporters.
On Wednesday, November 16, the Starlets and their coach presented AdventHealth Foundation director John Subers with a check for $200 at FPC, raised through the sale of 400 shirts. Like many in the community, some of these young women have had family members who have fought breast cancer and hope that their contribution may help other people in the community get detection early.
The money raised from the Pink Army Campaign goes directly into the Cancer Care Fund, which covers the cost of mammograms, breast cancer diagnostics screenings surgeries, equipment, and educational programs for qualified women (and men) in the community.
The Starlets also participated in other events during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will continue their commitment to other philanthropic activities during the school year.