Boyle Road Students Help “Paint Port Pink”

Boyle Road Students Help “Paint Port Pink”
Published on 11/14/2023
Pink pumpkins for Breast Cancer Awareness

Students at Boyle Road Elementary School in the Comsewogue School District used their artistry skills and transformed pumpkins into various creations to champion breast cancer awareness. The school recently concluded October with its third annual “Pink Your Pumpkin” contest, run in conjunction with Mather Hospital’s “Paint Port Pink” campaign.

“The Comsewogue School District is always proud to contribute to Mather Hospital’s ‘Paint Port Pink’ campaign and help unite the community under the common goal of fighting for an end to breast cancer,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Quinn. “ ‘Pink Your Pumpkin’ ” is one of the ways students can contribute in an exciting way, while exploring their artistic skills in the process. This year, our students created such amazing and impressive entries. We thank everyone who contributed for another successful year.”

Students used art supplies and repurposed materials like Barbie dolls to turn their pumpkins into motivational messages for breast cancer survivors, adorable animals, superheroes and other imaginative creations. The Boyle Road Elementary School Student Council, under advisory Nicole Taormina, took a walking field trip to a local pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins for students to decorate. Each class chose a pumpkin to decorate and students voted on their favorite to submit to Mather Hospital’s contest.

Mather Hospital’s Fortunato Breast Health Center runs “Paint Port Pink” all October with community partners like Boyle Road Elementary School. The campaign features different projects and initiatives to raise breast cancer awareness, share information and foster solidarity in the community.

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