Think Pink Week started at Harrison Central High School in the Fall of 2009. Our Principal at the time, Dr. Holloway, asked the Honors Government Class to come up with a community service project that could get the entire school involved. The class decided that since many people are touched with the effects of breast cancer in one way or another, including many of our own staff members, we should focus on raising funds to help with breast cancer research and awareness. Our goal the first year was to raise $2,000 but by the end of the week we had raised over $7,000. The students not only went above and beyond their fundraising goals, they also had a blast doing it. They learned how intense and complicated it can be to put on such an extensive project. The students had to come up with a plan and present it to Dr. Holloway for approval, and then had to organize and host the entire week of events. Since that first year, students look forward to not only participating in the events of Think Pink Week but they also get pumped up to volunteer their time to help organize the week. Harrison Central High School hosted its 5th Annual Think Pink Week last week, and this year we raised over $3,000.00. This year puts our grand total at over $35,000 over the last 5 years. We had several activities during the week that helped us to raise money, including a morning class break, the Miss Think Pink Pageant, and Big Red Night. The competition to decide who would host our Miss Think Pink Pageant turned out to be one of our biggest money makers this year. The competition between Coach Weems and Coach Busby raised over $600 alone. Big Red Night was a huge success with over 650 people in attendance. Our Big Red Night events included: a powder puff football game between the classes, a relay race, a dunking booth (which Mr. Bush himself took a turn in), pie in the face, a cake walk, face painting, and much more. We had a very successful year, and look forward to beginning the plans for next year’s events.