Published on September 23, 2019

Football Friday, Oct. 11 and 18: Paint the Stands Pink 

PELLA, Iowa – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Again this year, Pella Regional Health Center wants fans to “Paint the Stands Pink” in designated games at Pella High School (Oct. 11) and Pella Christian (Oct. 18). At the high schools’ home football games those nights, fans are encouraged to “add pink” in support and memory of those who battle breast cancer. Pella High will also have a pink out night at the home volleyball game on October 15. 

Student council members at Pella High School have been involved in planning. At Pella Christian High School, Amy Bandstra, cheer coach and the cheerleaders are helping with the breast cancer awareness events. 

Fans will also be able to sport “pink” with pink face stickers, pink rally towels and glow necklaces, with all items provided by Pella Regional Health Center. Fans who wish to purchase the “Never Give Up” T-shirt can order those online at for Pella High and for Pella Christian, or at Gifts on Jefferson at Pella Regional Health Center. 

Throughout the month, Pella Regional Health Center is promoting awareness of breast cancer and encouraging people to remember to do regular breast self-exams and annual mammograms. The hospital is hosting Pella in Pink, a 2K Walk/Run fundraiser for breast cancer awareness at the Tulip Toren on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 am and also the KNIA/KRLS Radiothon on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4-6 pm.