Don't punish cheerleaders for fundraising for breast cancer research.
  • Petitioned Mr. Steven McDowell, Assistant Principal

This petition was delivered to:

Mr. Steven McDowell, Assistant Principal
Mr. Daniel Haasch, Assistant Principal
Ms. Magda Gonzales
Dr. J. Charles Santa Cruz, Principal
GILBERT SCHOOLS
Susan Sokolsky
SHANE STAPLEY
LILY TRAM
DAVE ALLISON
E.J. ANDERSON CLARK
STACI BURK
HELEN HOLLANDS

Don't punish cheerleaders for fundraising for breast cancer research.

    1. Petition by

      Diane Walker

      Boston, MA

So far Gilbert High School out of Gilbert AZ Cheerleaders raised $470 for Breast Cancer Research by selling t-shirts that say "Gilbert cheer" on the front and "Feel for lumps, save your bumps" The school administration is not so pleased. They find the shirts offensive and ordered the cheerleaders to stop fundraising ASAP. The Cheerleaders want to continue fundraising and the girls planned to wear the shirt at Friday's football game and the next home football game as they cheered and then walk around to collect money from the crowd. However the Principal say that if the CHEERLEADERS CONTINUE TO FUNDRAISE THAT THERE WOULD BE "CONSEQUENCES" yet won't say what the Consequences were.

 

Because this is a woman's issue the school is in outrage. Similar awareness shirts that focus on the male sexuality such as the Choir's "I'll hit that" t-shirts and the sign-language club shirts that say  "I'm good with my hands." are continue to be sold. Because the shirts sold by the Cheerleaders are focusing on the health and well beings of women Gilbert High School chose to ban them. We want our high school of women bodies!

DON'T PUNISH THE CHEERLEADERS. LET THEM WEAR THE SHIRTS!

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago
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    • Rikki Coons ANDERSON, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      What do they think the doctors do to check for breast cancer? Most feel for lumps. Scans aren't an option for most offices. There is nothing obscene about encouraging people to take care of themselves. The administration's attitude is what offends me.

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    • denise culpepper CUSSETA, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      ALOT OF PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE OR HAD CANCER. AND ANYWAY WE CAN REMIND THEM TO CHECK OR BE CHECKED IS A BLESSING FROM ABOVE.

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    • stephanie sc COLUMBIA, AFGHANISTAN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Young women should stand up for their rights .Anyway to get Breast cancer awareness out there is great .

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    • Dustin McCarver CHANDLER, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Support from Basha High School! I know for a fact there are more suggestive and obscene things being said and or worn at this school and nothing is done about it. These shirts are nothing compared to what other students wear. I also think this particular issue would be covered/protected under the first amendment of the constitution, i think this relates to what happened when the supreme court said those students could wear black armbands to protest the vietnam war. They said that because it did not create a disruption and it was not interfering with anything they are protected under the US constitution. I fail to see how these shirts can do either of those. Not to mention all this stemmed from them not being able to wear them to a football game and people would be watching the game and not have time to worry about a shirt, particulary a shirt that would not even appear suggestive to anyone and one that is for a good cause.

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