While black and orange typically define the month of October, the Middlesex community has come together to embrace pink. In honor of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” students, faculty, and alumni have organized and participated in several special events to help raise both awareness and funds for this important cause. Check out the details below!

On October 23rd, the Middlesex Varsity Field Hockey team played in their second annual “Playing for Pink” game against Andover. Donning pink and white uniforms, the girls battled to a 0-0 tie, though the final score was eclipsed by the impressive fundraising efforts by both teams.

On October 25th, a group of Middlesex students and faculty volunteered at the charity event, “Runway for Recovery,” which was founded by former Middlesex faculty member, Olivia Achtmeyer. A fashion show featuring women and families who have been affected by breast cancer, “Runway for Recovery” was once again a huge success, raising awareness and money for families who have lost mothers to the disease.

For the 4th consecutive year, The Middlesex Alumni entered a team in the “Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.” While we had unprecedented enrollment for this year's Breast Cancer Awareness event, an unprecedented Halloween storm resulted in the cancellation of the race. Despite fallen trees and powerlines, our fund raising efforts remained intact, and we look forward to next year's race.

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