Retired Deptford Education Association member Barbara Levin is the driving force behind the creation of Pink Day, an annual statewide school event to raise breast cancer awareness as well as donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“Everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer,” said Levin. “And if you didn’t know someone affected last year, you may come to know someone this year.”
You can get a taste for the event by watching this "Classroom Close-up, NJ" episode of Deptford’s October 2009 Pink Day.
This year, NJEA asks local associations and schools to set aside Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, as Pink Day. Throughout the days and weeks leading up to Oct. 21, local associations and schools could sponsor activities, events, and fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate in their area.
Where to send your donations
Do not send your donations to NJEA. Local associations from Hunterdon and Middlesex counties, and all points south should send their donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and South Jersey Affiliate.
Somerset County is shared by both affiliates.
To make donations to the Central and South Jersey affiliate e-mail Executive Director Nancy Healey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-896-1201. The affiliate’s website is www.komencsnj.org.
Local associations from Warren and Union counties and all points north should send their donations through checks made out to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate.” Checks should be mailed to Janet Jannelli, Community Events Coordinator, 785 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.
The affiliate’s website is www.komennorthjersey.org.
Both affiliates permit online donations via their websites.