Prep Zone: Real Vikings wear pink

Concord, NC(WBTV) – Central Cabarrus High School is gearing up for a big fight on Friday night, and not just on the football field.

All month long, area schools have been showing their support of breast cancer awareness by wearing pink, but this Friday is extra special for the Vikings.

The school is holding a "pink out" event, organized by the HOSA group.

They're honoring those currently fighting, survivors and Bonnie Martin.

Bonnie Martin was the wife of their soccer coach and heavily involved in all of the soccer games and school events. She passed away last week and now, the urgency to find a cure is more relevant than ever.

The Central Cabarrus HOSA group helped organize the event from specially designed T-shirts that read "Real Vikings wear pink" to preparing decorations for the game.

Students and staff gathered Thursday morning to sign banners and help raise money through the sale of ribbons, hair bows and games.

So far the school has raised 500 dollars and they're hoping a company will match their total; they plan to donate it to a cancer ward.

Although money is their main goal of the fundraiser, they plan to provide support and comfort to all affected by breast cancer with a huge turnout Friday night.

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