Pink on the Rink

Teens Helping with the Cure


Britainy Goss

Students strap on their skates for Teens for the Cure. Pictured: Abbey Cumnock, Lauren Bilderback, Kinsey McNary, Jonathan Luke, Emily Barnhouse, and Tiffeny Espinoza

Jonathan Luke, Editor in Chief

This fall, Teens for the Cure will open up a new branch in Frisco. North Texas teens know the disastrous effects that Breast Cancer can have on families, Teens for the Cure equips teens with the information necessary to increase the awareness of this devastating disease.

On August 5, Teens for the Cure held a Pink-Out at the Thunderbird Roller Rink in Plano to raise awareness of the organization.

Abbey Cumnock, president of the North Texas Teens for the Cure as well as the Centennial chapter, says opening a branch at our school is important.

“ Teens for the Cure has always intended to extend their organization into the school to be able to impact more students locally,” Cumnock said.

“ I hope that teens learn the importance of Breast Cancer research and funding, and it will be a place where teens can become more comfortable talking to others about the serious topic of Breast Cancer,” she said.

Teens wanting to get involved can attend monthly meetings at CHS or by volunteering their time at fundraisers.

Emily Barnhouse, a senior at CHS,  explained why she decided to get involved in Teens for the Cure.

“ I wanted to get involved with Teens for the Cure because it’s a great organization that raises money and awareness for Breast Cancer,” she said.

I hope to learn how to get others involved, such as friends, to help the organization become more well known across Texas.”

— Emily Barnhouse

The organization plans on having yet another Pink-Out at a Centennial football game to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

If you’re interested in joining Teens for the Cure you can contact  Cumnock at 214-608-4711 or listen to announcements for details on their next meeting.