CCA honors cancer warriors during Cure the Colors week.

Published 12:20 pm Monday, October 30, 2023

Crenshaw Christian Academy (CCA) honored cancer fighters with their annual Cure the Colors week Oct. 23-27. Each day, students and faculty wore a different color to show support and bring awareness to specific cancers. 

CCA Principal Becky Baggett explained why this event was so important to not only her but the entire Crenshaw Christian family. 

“There’s hardly a family anywhere that hasn’t been touched by cancer. We have students here that are cancer survivors.” Baggett said. “So, we always try to make an effort to have a special night for cancer fighters. We want the families to know that we support them.” 

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On Monday, students and teachers alike kicked off the week wearing pink in honor of those affected by breast cancer. Tuesday was all gold to show support for the various types of childhood cancer. 

Wednesday was a sea of teal to bring awareness to those struggling with ovarian cancer and Thursday students and faculty wore lavender to represent the many types of cancer that the American Cancer Society predicts will affect 30,730 people in Alabama alone this year. 

To finish off the week, Friday night at the school’s final home football game, students wore special Cure the Colors t-shirts and paid tribute to cancer fighters everywhere with a balloon release. 

 With so many Alabamians being affected by cancer, the American Cancer Society wants the public to know that there is help available.  The society’s website indicates many services are available to help manage treatments and recovery as well as find emotional support when needed. Their program’s provide patients with services such as transportation to and from treatment and help with lodging when travel is required.  Through the organization’s American Cancer Society (ACS) Cares program, those facing cancer can find curated content, programs and services tailored to fit their specific cancer journey. 

Crenshaw County resident and CCA parent Aaron Bryan said that he was especially moved by the school’s tribute. 

“With my mom fighting and overcoming breast cancer and my aunt surviving eye cancer, Cure the Colors holds a special place in my heart and means the world to me.” Bryan stated. “I love that the school would incorporate it and support all of the many types of cancer.” 

Those struggling to find help managing cancer treatment can reach out to the American Cancer Society at: 1-800-227-2345 or visit their website at: