Breast Cancer Awareness and Support

Breast Cancer Awareness and Support

The School District of Philadelphia and Komen Philadelphia are proud to announce the 6th Annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Pretty in Pig "Dollar Defense" contest program happening the week of October 17, 2016. As is tradition, this awareness and fundraising initiative will include a special one-day contest designed to bring vital focus to National Mammography Day (10/21/16). Together with faculty, students and families, we will spend an empowering week generating awareness and fundraising to help people in our community fight breast cancer, as well as support researchers.

"Dollar Defense" will celebrate National Mammography Day by generating awareness and fundraising for critical breast health services right here at home.

  • Spread the word! We encourage students to share with the women in their families the importance of mammograms and talking to their doctors about breast health.
  • We are asking every student to donate $1 or more during the week of October 17, 2016. Additional donations are welcome, and encouraged.
  • Every student who donates $1 or more can participate in his/her school's special awareness activity on Friday, October 21, 2016 to celebrate National Mammography Day.
  • The top ten fundraising schools will be celebrated at a Dietz & Watson "Grillebration" at the Philadelphia School District Administrative Building, 440 N. Broad Street.

Because of The Philadelphia Schools' past "Dollar Defense" fundraising, over the last five years, Komen Philadelphia has been able to provide hundreds of free mammograms to women in need in our local community.