Pink Day is a celebration that was started ten years ago at OIS, by Karen Branco, a former OIS teacher. It is a cross-division celebration coordinated by Diploma CAS and MYP Service as Action students. In recent years, this project has been headed by Domingas Sottomayor, the Service as Action Coordinator, and participation by the school community continues to grow every year. The purpose of Pink Day at OIS is to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Working in cooperation with the Laço Instituto Medicina Molecular (IMM), https://laco.imm.medicina.ulisboa.pt/, the OIS community seeks to help with the awareness campaign raises money through a bake sale and donations to help support their research efforts toward finding a cure.
This year, was a great success. thanks to the hard work of the CAS and MYP teams, and the participation by the entire school community, parents, students, and staff, we had approximately 200 people in the photograph of the human pink ribbon and raised a record 561€.