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Girl Scouts Make Pink Pumpkins for Breast Cancer

Girl scouts are focusing on the importance of cancer screening. "They can get really sick, so they need to get checked up real fast," Girl scout Violet Lane said.

Posted: Oct 4, 2018 6:05 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Girl scout troop 10266 brought pink pumpkins to the Providence Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center Wednesday in the spirit of Halloween, as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Troop leader Rachel Garner says the goal is to educate the young girls -- aged kindergarten through 2nd grade -- about breast cancer screening, while incorporating community service. 

After presenting the pink pumpkins to claps and cheers, the scouts showed their smarts about why breast cancer screening is important.

"They can get really sick, so they need to get checked up real fast," Girl scout Violet Lane said.

Troop leaders also quizzed them on why they are focusing on breast cancer:

"Why do Girl Scouts celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month?" a troop leader asked.

"Because of Juliette Gordon Low," the scouts answered.

"Who is Juliette Gordon Low?" the troop leader pressed.

"The founder of Girl Scouts," the girls answered.

Low died of breast cancer in 1927. 

Garner said the girls also met with breast cancer survivors.

"The survivors we’ve talked to have been so open and so willing to share with the girls, but I think it’s great because the girls can really experience any question they want and not feel the shame for asking it -- especially when you start at such a young age like kindergarten to second grade," Garner said. "They’re not ashamed to ask a question about breast cancer: what they look like now, or what do you do, and did it hurt -- all those questions that when you get older you’re so afraid to ask." 

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