Addison Trail hosts ‘Go Pink’ events in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Addison Trail freshman Jennifer Garcia contributed to this article

From Oct. 12 to 15, Addison Trail hosted a Go Pink Week as part of District 88’s 13th annual Go Pink or Go Home initiative, which raises money for breast cancer awareness and research.

Many Addison Trail athletic teams and clubs – including Flags and Baton, Blazettes, Cheerleaders, L.A.D.I.E.S., Orchesis, Girls Volleyball, Student Council, Football and Boys Soccer – hosted events and fundraisers to raise money for the Breast Cancer Quality of Life Surveillance Program with Elmhurst Hospital and the Nancy W. Knowles Center for Cancer Care, as well as the 5th Annual Go Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Scholarship - In Memory of Elizabeth Clifford (Addison Trail special education teacher).

This year’s final proceeds are still being calculated, and initiatives included:

  • The Addison Trail and Willowbrook girls volleyball teams hosted the annual District 88 Go Pink match on Sept. 7. Read more at

  • The Go Pink Soccer Game took place on Oct. 12.

  • The school’s annual Go Pink Walk took place on Oct. 13. Participants donated $5 and had fun walking around the football stadium track with friends and family. Go Pink goodies also were available to buy.

  • The Go Pink Football Game took place on Oct. 15.

  • The groups sold “Go Pink” memorabilia such as T-shirts, glow sticks and pompons, as well as cookies and pink cotton candy.

  • The groups wore pink socks during their games.

  • Addison Trail students and staff are wearing pink every Friday throughout October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“This month holds a special place in my heart, as my mother is a survivor,” said Jack Andrews, Addison Trail Principal. “Through all of these events, we are reminded of all the doctors and nurses who work to save these individuals, as well as the survivors, those who lost their battle and all those impacted by breast cancer. To the survivors and those who have lost someone to this horrible disease, we are with you. Thank you to all the groups that put together an amazing month and truly raised awareness in the fight against breast cancer.”