Pink Week, being celebrated to increase awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for the cause, is being held this week in the Brighton Area Schools.

Most, but not all, of the activities will take at Brighton High School. The high school’s Leadership Class organizes the activities, including the Pink Run/Walk Wednesday at 6:30pm at the high school stadium. The entrance fee is $20 and participants can either run the 5K or take part in the 1-mile walk. The donation will include a commemorative t-shirt, pizza and a chance to help raise funds and awareness for cancer treatment and research.

Superintendent Greg Gray says that in the last several years the Pink Run/Walk has been a big event for families and serious runners and he hopes the public will come them. Registration starts at 6pm, with the 5k run starting at 6:30 and the 1-mile walk at 6:45. Last year, the effort raised $28,000 and organizers are hoping to top that this year. All proceeds will benefit breast cancer treatment efforts at the St. Joe Mercy Brighton Cancer Center. (JK)