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Oxford High School Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

photo of “Pink Walk” event
Oxford High School students begin the 7th annual “Pink Walk” for breast cancer awareness on Friday, October 20, 2023.

Oxford, Mississippi (October 23, 2023) — Oxford High School hosted its 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to honor breast cancer survivors and benefit Charger employees Cindy Bigham (Assistant Special Education Director) and Alma Polk (Pre-K Teacher Assistant).

This event occurred on Friday, October 20, before school at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast and decorations provided by the OHS Parent Teacher Organization. The walk was sponsored by the OHS Superiors, students with individualized educational needs, and the OHS student council. This was the student council’s first year sponsoring the walk and a great opportunity to partner with the Superiors. OHS Superior teacher Kirstin Busby commented, “This event is near and dear to our Superiors because – Mrs. Turnage, former Teachers Assistant for the Superiors, has undergone cancer treatment, and our students remember experiencing that with her. The Superiors worked hands-on by cutting and measuring the pink ribbons and collecting donations."

“It was a beautiful morning to spend with my family, colleagues, and some of my former students to bring awareness to early detection and treatment that saves lives. I am very blessed by the thoughtfulness for my family during this time” said Cindy Bigham, who is in her final treatment phase. Bigham’s husband and three children participated in the walk alongside her to show their love and support.

Pink ribbon t-shirts were sold prior to this event to raise money for the recipients. Students and faculty are supportive of spreading awareness for a cause so near and dear to the Charger community and plan to host a walk again in 2024.

Emma Grace Kelly