Ribbon PINK Week

All students at Doña Ana Elementary make the shape of a ribbon as they participate in activities during LCPS Pink Week.

Thousands of dollars have been donated by children, families, school staff and the community for breast cancer prevention and research.  Pink week throughout Las Cruces Public Schools has included a number of activities including the collection of quarters into pink buckets that were located in all school buildings.  The total amount of the donations will be announced at the LCPS Pink Game, Oct. 29, at the Field of Dreams; the 7 pm game is between Centennial High and Belen High School.

pink winning Door 2015

The Head Start Office won the Central Office pink week door-decorating contest.

Also at the game, the schools that collected the most quarters will be recognized.  Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS community outreach liaison, said all donations are given to the Cowboys for Cancer Research organization, which helped celebrate Pink activities last week at NMSU.

Decorating campuses, classrooms, offices and doors are also part of the celebration. Zigelhofer said it’s done to generate awareness about breast cancer and how to help prevent it among women and men.  The LCPS Administration Building employees also get into the action and the door-decorating contest was won this year by the Head Start Program, located on the Valley View Elementary campus.

Central Office staff also enjoyed wearing pink socks which was one of the designated activities during Pink Week, Zigelhofer said.  There were many employees wearing pink shirts, ties, and other accessories.  Students were also involved in writing letters to breast cancer survivors.


Rebecca Archuleta, LCPS Analysis & Research Office, dons her pink socks during pink week events.

“I’m so proud of the spirit that our students and employees have during this special week,” she said.  “It’s important that children understand the severity that breast cancer can have on someone’s life and they learn about prevention, too.”

For more information about Cowboys for Cancer Research, go online at: http://www.c4cr.com/.

—For more information, contact Brigitte Zigelhofer, 575.527.6014, bzigelho@lcps.k12.nm.us