Senior Finds Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month


At the Powder Puff Football game, they raise Melissa to support her after losing her mother to breast cancer.

During Breast Cancer awareness month, Santaluces athletes support finding a cure through wearing pink socks, ribbons, shirts, or anything else that comes in that color. On Friday, students and teachers wore their favorite shade of pink to support research that will lead to a cure.

At every football game in October, football players wore pink socks and the cheerleaders wore pink ribbons and pink socks. For one member of the Sanaltuces student body, this month takes on a special meaning. Senior Melissa Tignor lost her mother to breast cancer. Every year, the football team and the cheerleaders wear pink in support of Melissa and many others whose lives have been affected by cancer.

She wants those who are going through the same issue to just stay strong and pull through. She pointed out that it could possibly run in the family, and she’s decided to take a Breast Cancer Genetic Test and follow up with mammograms.