Butterfield Elementary ‘cares enough to go pink’ for cancer awareness


Butterfield Elementary School and the Maricopa Fire Department have teamed up to offer Maricopans a “Cares Enough to Wear Pink”— “pink heals” opportunity.

The breast cancer awareness truck that travels nationwide will arrive at the school on Monday, Oct. 25. 
The assembly to kick off the recently passed Maricopa resolution, designating October 25-29 as “A City that Cares Enough to Wears Pink Week,” will begin at 8:30 a.m. on stage in the school’s multi-purpose room. It will also celebrate Butterfield’s October Character Counts trait–caring.
Butterfield staff members will be wearing pink, and students will also be encouraged to wear pink. Those wearing pink are being asked to donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition, each grade level will be presenting Mayor Anthony Smith with gigantic pink banners signed by all Butterfield students to be posted throughout the community to raise breast cancer awareness.
MFD firefighters will be at Butterfield, sporting their pink Maricopa Fire Department uniform shirts. 

The firefighters will be on hand for the monthly Fire Pals class and lesson in the library, with a presentation by firefighter Carlos Schulz, who toured with the pink fire truck. Butterfield students will have an opportunity to see and sign the pink truck.  

Schulz, his fellow firefighters and the pink truck will also be at Water & Ice on Tuesday, Oct. 26, for a fundraiser in support of Maricopa women fighting their own battles with cancer.

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