SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- October is breast cancer awareness month, so folks are wearing pink in support of the cause. At Shelton High School , students and staff are making quite a statement.
It's easy to see SHS supports "The Valley Goes Pink " campaign, and all that pink has brought in a lot of green.
"And we've had students, staff, parents and the community come together to raise over $3,000," said Dr. Beth Smith, Shelton High headmaster. "You can hear the excitement in the building, you can see it in all the activities going on today."
Due to all that fundraising, one of those activities involves changing the hair color of some of the students and staff. Dr. Smith said the kids could color her pink when they hit $1,000. Then some of the football players said they'd do it if they got to $1,500.
When asked if he had second thoughts about the spray football captain Jason Thompson said, "Well, I am absolutely shaving this off as soon as I can, so that's not a problem. You don't have to worry about that."
All the money raised ends up in the Valley Goes Pink Fund to support the Hewitt Center for Breast Health at Griffin Hospital .
"It helps us get the latest technology and it helps patients directly with care that they might not otherwise be able to afford, so it goes directly to help people in the valley," said Connie, Griffin Hospital marketing director.
As the money kept coming in, more of the high school joined the pink hair club, including the athletic director and the football coach. And all that pink is staying put until after tonight's big game against Fairfield Prep.
"Happy I did it," said Dr. Smith. "It raised such awareness in this building and our school spirit is wonderful in this community and I just thank everyone who supported us."
The Shelton High fundraiser is just one of the events for The Valley Goes Pink. Click here to see the full list.
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