Gadsden Students Wear Pink, Raise Money for Mammograms [SLIDE SHOW]

October 12, 2012 by Julie Montanaro

Pink socks were the rage at a Gadsden County elementary school today.

Children at Stewart Street Elementary got to trade their uniforms for any and all things pink today.

It's their way of raising awareness and showing support for those battling breast cancer.

It means the world to Shanda Wright-Jackson. She's a teacher's aide at the school and a three year breast cancer survivor.

"I had to go through chemo and radiation and that was a very stressful moment for me and I just need the kids to understand that what they are doing today is a great thing," Wright-Jackson said.

Students and staff at every school in the county were asked to think - and wear - pink today.

Many of the children brought in dollar donations for the American Cancer Society.

The money will help to pay for mammograms for women in Quincy. They hope to raise enough money for 20 women to receive free mammograms.

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