November 4, 2019 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
During Friday night's Joaquin game, students are gathered to make a contribution to Boo’s Battle Support Fund, which has provided assistance for families in our community that has faced the battle of cancer.
Boo’s Battle was formed in memory of Brandi Mills. A loving mother, daughter, friend, aunt and sister. Brandi was also a 2005 graduate of Joaquin High School. Brandi was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer February 16, 2015 and lost her battle June 27, 2017. Her family wanted to keep her memory alive by helping others during their battle with this awful disease, cancer. Brandi was a warrior and fought hard to stay with her sons, Hunter and Henley, current students of Joaquin Elementary. Throughout her battle, she was assisted by our community through fundraisers, love and prayers.
Joaquin High School’s BETA Club, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and cheerleading squad joined forces this year to organize our Pink Out Week. Events were held on all campuses bringing in a grand total of… $4,297.29!
At the game was Boo’s Battle committee members, Amanda Kirby, Chris Martin and Judy Monroe here to accept a donation. Presenting the donation are officers from BETA, FCCLA and JHS Cheer Squad captains.
If you are a family battling cancer and needing assistance you can reach out to the Boo’s Battle Support Fund Facebook page. An application can be emailed to you by messaging the page.
We are grateful for the community’s contribution to Boo’s Battle and are proud to be a part of their success! Boo’s Battle has been able to help over 60 families in our community!