A little pink brightened spirits on a mostly sunny afternoon at Eastside Catholic, where the third annual Plateau Pink Day was held yesterday afternoon.
Penny Williams, spokeswoman for Eastside Catholic, said leadership students from all three schools work all year to put together the annual event, and raise money for breast cancer research and treatment through sales of the bright pink shirts to students and their families. This year, all proceeds from the sale of shirts and donations will go to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Yesterday's event was filled with smiling faces, loud music (hey, they are teens, after all), and cake--lots of cake--from the busy cakewalk. The event also featured a bouncy obstacle course, volleyball, henna tattoos, and plenty of food, with local businesses donating a portion of their sales to the cause.
Emily Borden, the advisor for Eastlake's leadership program, said it's a great way for the students to do something as a group. Eastlake's ASB class of 2012 president, Amanda Loth, said she has participated in the event all three years and it's a great opportunity for the three Sammamish high schools to come together for a good cause. In years past, the event has been pushed indoors, but this year, the rain and wind mostly held off, allowing food vendors such as U-Top It Yogurt and the Bubble Shack to put up their tables outdoors.
We share some photos from the event here, and we hope you'll add yours too!