Pink-Out A Great Success
September 1, 2011
|The community turned out to support the high school Pink-Out.
Mt. Lebanon High School held a Pink-Out to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research at the first home football game on September 9, 2011. Our students showed their support by wearing pink, and the football team wore pink ribbon decals on their helmets. Watch a slideshow of the event. The first Pink-Out was organized in 2009 by Mt. Lebanon High School student Ellese Meyer to honor her mother who had lost her battle with breast cancer. As a result of Ellese’s efforts, along with the help and support of Mt. Lebanon Athletic Director John Grogan, Pink-Outs are now held at over ninety high school sporting events in the WPIAL, raising over $35,000 for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Foundation-a local organization supported by Ellese’s late mother.
Since Ellese graduated from Mt. Lebanon in 2010, her story has gained national attention. She will be featured in a new show coming to ABC stations on Saturday mornings called “Everyday Health,” brought to you by the online health site, Everyday Health, and will air as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure every Saturday morning.
Each episode of “Everyday Health” shines a light upon someone who has selflessly and passionately dedicated their time and effort to promoting positive, healthy initiatives. On September 9, the cast and crew of “Everyday Health” visited the high school to film a segment about Ellese Meyer and how she inspired her classmates, and high school students throughout Western Pennsylvania, to take an active role in the fight against breast cancer. "Everyday Health" show hosts, Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca— both winners of the show “Survivor”—filmed Ellese and students at the high school during the day and at the football game in the evening.
The air date for this episode has not yet been scheduled.
For more information about “Everyday Health” visit www.EverydayHealth.com/TV or