Ellsworth Elementary students ‘Pink Out’ to support leukemia patient

A message of HOPE from Ellsworth students to Naomi Oakes. (Courtesy of JO Combs Unified School District)

A message of HOPE from Ellsworth students to Naomi Oakes. (Courtesy of JO Combs Unified School District)

Ellsworth Elementary students and staff have been “pinking out” every Friday during the month of October in efforts not only to raise awareness about breast cancer but also for cancer in general.

The school sold Blow Pops to “blow away” cancer and will donate money to J.O. Combs Turkey Waddle recipient Naomi Oakes, a sixth-grade student in the J.O. Combs community battling leukemia.

Students and staff participated in the annual “Pink Out” photograph in which the entire school spelled out the word “HOPE” (their message to Naomi) and the student council held up signs showing the words “Fight the Fight.”

Editor’s note: Tammy Stimatze is principal of Ellsworth Elementary School, 38454 N. Carolina Ave. in San Tan Valley.

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