MacArthur High School’s football field was illuminated various shades of pink on Oct. 20. Dozens of students, faculty members, and Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown residents gathered at the school in support of the sixth annual Pink Out — the Generals’ annual breast cancer awareness football game and fair.
Since the first Pink Out game in 2012, the MacArthur community has raised more than $60,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which Nicole Savage and Tammy Mayer — teachers at the school and coordinators of the event — said focuses on various causes such as promoting early cancer detection, assisting institutions like Nassau University Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and helping people without health insurance get mammograms.
Savage explained that Pink Out was planned to coincide with a Friday night football game because of its popularity with the community. Hundreds of people ventured out to the event to spread awareness and enjoy the various festivities.
Game attendees also had the chance to visit booths and tents offering information about early detection; bid on raffle baskets packed with prizes from local businesses and sponsors, purchase apparel or breast cancer awareness-themed items and try some baked goods.