Sure, October is typically the time when pumpkins get carved, but this year Ms. Kay’s health students painted them PINK! These pumpkins were painted pink in recognition of Ms. Kellie Carver and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Use this month to not only increase awareness of breast cancer and early detection, but to also focus on ways to decrease your risk. You can’t change family history or age, but you can work toward healthier lifestyles that decrease your risk of developing breast cancer. Celebrate this month by making October your month to quit smoking or the month you start exercising. Take these four weeks to practice preparing a nutritious diet. You can make a difference in your risk factors — why not start today?