I.S. 201 goes pink for breast cancer awareness

The Dyker Heights School, I.S. 201, has once again gone pink.

For the second year in a row, the school has dedicated October to breast cancer awareness. This year, students and staff decorated the middle school’s classrooms and hallways, as well as themselves – many faculty members and students donning shirts that read “Dyker Heights fights breast cancer” for “Pink Out Day.”

“This year we had a goal to raise more money then last year, which was $1,200,” explained Principal Robert Ciulla. “So far, we have raised $1,400 and the month is not even over yet.”

“We made shirts which were selling for $10 with 80 percent of proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the name of Mary Rose Robustelli who is the sister of long time staff member here at Dyker, Cindy Goldberg,” Ciulla went on.

“The passion our children and staff here at Dyker have to help the community and fight for great causes is unlike anything I ever seen” Ciulla added “I am very grateful to my Dyker Heights family for supporting this cause. Together we continue to raise money, bring awareness and make a difference. We will continue to fight this battle until there is a cure.”

Next month, I.S. 201 will be raising money towards the Wounded Warrior Project.

Photos courtesy of Joseph Gianni
Photos courtesy of Joseph Gianni

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.