Ashburn, Va. (October 13, 2014) – Broad Run DECA’s 10th annual pink game, Power to the Pink, will be held this Friday, October 17, at the Broad Run vs. Briar Woods football game.
Broad Run DECA hopes to raise $10,000 in honor of their 10th year supporting Loudoun Breast Health Network (LBHN). Power to the Pink has recently received both local and national attention for its support of LBHN.
The Power to the Pink team was interviewed on the Today Show on Sunday, October 5, after tweeting Dylan Dreyer hundreds of times in hopes of landing a spot on the Sunday news.
“Our goal was to get national publicity so we could reach as many people as possible. The week leading up to the show, it didn’t seem like we’d be able to get on. We weren’t really getting any replies. But one day we tried to get a lot of people from school to tweet at Dylan Dreyer and The Today Show. We got her attention and then we were good to go from there,” Power to the Pink Co-Team leader, Josh Wolgemuth, said on getting on The Today Show.
— DECA Inc. (@DECAInc) October 5, 2014
The students interviewed on the Today Show drove to New York City and were featured at 8:30 am.
“Being interviewed on The Today Show was a really cool experience for our whole DECA chapter. We were able to travel to New York City and gain national awareness for our campaign and for LBHN. We also had other DECA chapters from all over the country reach out to us after seeing us on The Today Show.” Abbey Daley, a Power to the Pink Co-Team Leader, commented.
The Power to the Pink team is also holding a town-wide competition for the house with the most ‘pink spirit’. Get your pink ribbons, pink flags, and pink streamers out everybody! Show off your pink spirit and tweet your pictures to @power2thepink to enter the competition. The house with the most pink spirit will win a prize.
Power to the Pink does not stop there. In addition to gaining publicity for Breast Cancer Awareness and holding a community wide competition, they will also be selling t-shirts, baked goods, and raffle tickets at the game with all proceeds going to LBHN. Make sure to deck out in pink and show your support for not only each football team, but for breast cancer awareness.
“We want to show everyone in the community that there are families affected by breast cancer here in Ashburn and throughout Loudoun County. We want to raise awareness and show others how to support our friends and neighbors through a very difficult time.” Lauren Stevens, a Power to the Pink Co-team leader, answered on how she hopes Power to the Pink will affect the community.
Don’t miss out on joining Power to the Pink for a battle between two schools, but more importantly a battle against breast cancer.
Article written by Viva Loudoun Intern, Sofia Ackerman
Broad Run High School