The Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School's "Think Pink Society"
The students of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, an all-girls' high school in Washington, DC, instantly grasped the mission and goals of Evelyn H. Lauder, when she established The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 1993--to spread awareness and fund research to find a cure in our lifetime. After years of dedicated awareness activities every October, the students created a special school club called the "Think Pink Society of Georgetown Visitation"
Read the special 2010 thank you letter to BCRF below
from the Students of Georgetown Visitation!
The Think Pink Society continues to amaze us with their creativity and hard work all year long, coming up continuously with new ideas. In Spring 2008, they decided to transform the coveted little white gift bag typically ordered by parents for their children during exams into a Think Pink Society project. The Exam Bag was so popular that it was the featured promotion again in 2009 and in 2010.
Pink order forms are mass-mailed to every school parent, with the option of deciding the size of the donation they wish to make when ordering the gift bag for their daughter. 100% of these donations are donated to BCRF. Between six to eight corporations are contacted for donations of a product that would appeal to high school students.
The current president of the Think Pink Society, Emily Metcalfe, spear-headed the 2010 Exam Bag project. The bags contained a relaxation CD, pink tea sachets, pink party blowers, mini notepads, the inimitable pink ribbon key ring and - the most coveted item - a pink charm bracelet! Emily and the Think Pink Society are thrilled that the 2010 Exam Bag has raised $9,000 for BCRF!
The Think Pink Society
Three students were instrumental in creating "Think Pink" in September 2004:
Anna Stoto Anna lost her grandmother to breast cancer. She wrote the Mission Statement and Philosophy for "Think Pink".
Jennifer McAndrew Jennifer lost her aunt to the disease. Founding co-chair of "Think Pink".
Sarah Stoycos When Sarah was 9, she lost her mother to the disease. Founding co-chair of "Think Pink".
The Think Pink Society has over 100 student members of determination, ideas and goals. As Georgetown Visitation's first association committed to the cause of breast cancer, it devotes all its efforts to raising awareness of the impact of breast cancer. Its ultimate goal is to help find a cure by supporting the research funding of BCRF.
There is no duty too big or too small for "Think Pink"--the Society is fully aware that touching someone's life in the smallest way can make an important difference. The Society's emblem, a pair of pink boxing gloves suspended from a pink ribbon, illustrates exactly what "Think Pink" represents: compassion towards the cause, as well as determination
to fight breast cancer...and win!
View the gallery of images from the "Think Pink Society"