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PINK BELT RECIPIENTS
PINK BELTS EARNED TO PROMOTE CANCER AWARENESS
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Master Eric Stalloch
Master Nicholas Chuff
Mary Margaret Krukonis
Honorary Pink Belt Recipients
WKTV - Katrina Smith and Alicia Dadario
Obernesser Media - Chuck Obernesser
American Cancer Society - Peter Cittadino and Robert Elinskas
Thermal Petroleum - Mark Spiridigloizzi
Brand It Imprints - Todd Martin
The Gold Mine
Next Pink Belt Presentation Ceremonies
Tuesday, September 19 at 6:15 pm.
Walk Against Breast Cancer Demonstration for everyone who has earned their pink belts
will be held on Sunday, October 15.
More information about the program:
Cancer touches nearly every family, and ignorance of cancer spreads fear as fast as the malignant cells themselves. The best way to combat fear is with knowledge, and the Pink Belt program aims to arm the mind with a better awareness and understanding. There are three methods to earn this unique rank.
First, children ages six to 17 can take home a test, which is age specific. They may seek help from their parents, teachers, and family in answering the questions, and by completing and discussing the questions with their family, they become better informed. Parents are provided resources from the American Cancer Society, which helps them to answer the questions in a way they feel is appropriate for the age and needs of their child.
The second method is primarily for adults who may choose to become involved as a volunteer for one of the many events organized by the ACS.
The third method is to spread awareness independently through diverse options including writing an article for a work newsletter, handing out awareness literature, and others.
Students who earn their pink belt also receive a custom made certificate to hang in their home or office. The belts will be earned from May 1 through September 15. The program will culminate in all students who have earned their pink belts participating in a martial arts demonstration immediately following the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Everyone who has earned their pink belt will wear them at this demonstration being donated by the American Martial Arts Institute to entertain everyone who participated in the walk.
This program is the first of its kind. Martial arts schools have done what so many other agencies have helped to do in the past—fundraise to make a donation to local or national agencies—through events such as kick-a-thons. This is the first program whose goal is to assist the core mission of cancer agencies, raising awareness. Mr. Peter Cittadino, senior market manager for the Greater Mohawk Valley Area of the American Cancer Society, has been working with Crandall to provide the resources and tests for the students, lists of all available events for volunteers, programs for local businesses such as 80 by 18, and more. Students are already earning their pink belts and sharing what they have learned with their families.
If you are interested in getting involved in the walk, visit www.makingst rideswalk.org/utica and to learn more about the pink belt program visit AMAI-EagleStyle.Com.