Editorial- "Blue Week"
Editorial: Jackson Caruso and Madeline Daughtry
The September 22nd football game against Putnam County coincides with GSHA “Blue Week”. Player helmets will be decorated with blue ribbon decals, coaches will be wearing blue wristbands, and officials will be throwing blue penalty flags.
This is the fourth year the Georgia High School Association has teamed up with the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition to create “Blue Week” to fight prostate cancer. 27,000 men die each year from the disease. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime; the odds increase to 1 in 5 for African-American men. Additionally, men whose father or brother has been diagnosed with prostate cancer the chance increases to 1 in 3.
At the football game, watch for the various elements of blue and consider the effects prostate cancer may have on those in the community. By raising awareness, more men will be aware, and fewer will die.