Mt. Juliet High students bring attention to breast cancer awareness

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Students at Mt. Juliet High School held a breast cancer awareness event Friday morning.

They wore pink shirts and lined the sidewalks while holding signs with the names of family members or friends affected by the disease.

The students also raised money aimed to help breast cancer research.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“Breast cancer awareness is something that touches so many lives. Almost anyone knows someone with breast cancer. It’s really important to get the word out and to help spread awareness and to find a cure and to give as much support as we can,” said Amanda Nolan, student body president.

“I have one student whose mother was a former teacher and she passed away as a result of breast cancer, so it’s really been comforting for him to know that he has the support of our class and the community, too,” said teacher Angela Bates.