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Mansfield donning colors to show they care


This year, Mansfield ISD has once again undertaken an initiative it hopes will allow its students, staff, and others to show their support for people in the local community whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Each month, on the first Monday, the district is encouraging people who live in the area to wear an item of clothing in the color that represents a different cancer that has affected the life of someone they know and love. This program was started last year by Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas to indicate how grateful he was for the support of his staff, students, educators and the general community while he was battling thymoma cancer, and it proved to be such a success that he wanted to keep it going for another school year.

As a way of further showing support, those who choose to wear their Colors for Caring are asked to share any photos they have of the day by emailing them to info@misdmail.org or by sharing them on Twitter with the hashtag #ColorsforCaring . The topic contains an assortment of pictures and messages dedicated to showing how members of the community care. It can also help scholars to achieve better grades in Mansfield by encouraging a sense of cohesiveness and unity among the student body.

A chart has been provided that lets people know which color ribbons will be appropriate for their particular situation, and this, along with further details about the Colors for Caring Initiative, can be found on the Mansfield ISD website.

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