ELKINS PARK SCHOOL'S P.R.I.D.E. GROUP WELCOMES INSPIRATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SPEAKERS
On Tuesday, October 25th, Elkins Park School's P.R.I.D.E. group celebrated breast cancer awareness month with group members wearing pink and receiving a pink ribbon.
P.R.I.D.E. (Pretty-Respectful-Intelligent-Determined-Exceptional) is an after school program established in 2015-2016 to serve 6th grade African American girls matriculating through Elkins Park School. The mission of this after school program is to foster a strong sense of pride and respect in African American young ladies through building leadership skills, promoting educational excellence and love of self.
P.R.I.D.E. welcomed two guest speakers to their session on Tuesday. One of the two visitors, Dr. Kelly Bethea, an adolescent specialist as well as a Class of 86 Cheltenham High School graduate, discussed the importance of girls having a "healthy life journey" to help lower their risks for diseases such as breast cancer.
P.R.I.D.E.'s other visitor was Mrs. Cecelia Robinson, a long time resident of Cheltenham Township and former School Board member. Mrs. Robinson shared her personal story as a breast cancer survivor, inspiring P.R.I.D.E participants to stay health conscious and prioritize wellness.