Breast Cancer Donation Oct 21 2021

EFISD Donates To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Locally
Posted on 10/22/2021
This is the image for the news article titled EFISD Donates To Support Breast Cancer Awareness LocallyEmployees in Elysian Fields ISD raised over $900 in support of breast cancer awareness this week.

EFISD will donate $915 raised this week to "A Touch of Pink," a local organization that helps and supports women diagnosed with breast cancer. The funds were raised through an opportunity to wear blue jeans for the week for a donation of at least $10, EFISD Assistant Superintendent Monica Simmons said.

EFISD has at least four educators in the district -- Jayme Hammontree, Martha Lovaasen, Mary Simmons and Ranita Davis -- who are breast cancer survivors.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. According to statistics located at, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

Standing left-to-right: Monica Simmons, Jayme Hammontree, Jacqueline Hill, Diane Seal, "A Touch of Pink" representative, and Martha Lovaasen.