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Thinking Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

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Islip High School students are trying to boost awareness of breast cancer through a number of activities hosted throughout the month of October.

Student-artists in Laura Vogelsberg’s portfolio art class painted the windows of the school store with colorful pink pumpkins to celebrate the fall season and to show support for Northwell Health’s Pink by the Bay campaign. Their artistic talents are further showcased in several other high school windows for students to not only enjoy, but to further awareness of this prevalent disease and to support those affected by it.

Under the direction of cosmetology teacher Lorraine Knoblauch, student-hair stylists are offering pink hair extensions. The extensions are made from real hair, Ms. Knoblauch said, and can be washed like regular hair. Donations are $10 and the extensions make a stylish statement.

Earlier in the month, the high school’s Junior Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of Renee Clock, hung Northwell health’s Pink by the Bay banner and pink ribbons on the Main Street fence.