S.D. School Bans Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets

by: cancercompass

Baltic High School, located about 30 miles north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has banned a controversial breast cancer awareness bracelet that reads: I ♥ boobies.

"When we had an assembly the first day of school, I basically told the students we are not insensitive to the cause," Baltic High Principal Jim Aisenbrey told USA Today. "I think everybody in the gym, including myself, has had a family member or relative or friend who has dealt with the issue. I do think there are more proper ways to bring this plight to the attention of people, and I don't think this is a proper way."

Last March, a Florida middle school student was suspended for wearing the same bracelet after refusing to turn it over to school officials.

The bracelets are marketed by The Keep a Breast Foundation whose "mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support," according to the organization's website.

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