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VIDEO: 9th annual 'Pink Night' at Raider Stadium

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The message "find a cure" is spelled out using luminaries with the names of local people who have been impacted by cancer. The message "find a cure" is spelled out using luminaries with the names of local people who have been impacted by cancer. Kyle Pillar — Sports Editor.

ROCKINGHAM — Dozens of students, faculty and family members participated in the ninth annual “Pink Night” at Raider Stadium on Friday.

Organized by Richmond Senior High School’s beta club and senior senate, the cancer awareness event featured a light show, music and luminaries dedicated to local people who have battled or been impacted by cancer.

“Even in the midst of the pandemic, it was important to us to continue this tradition,” senior Kaicie Medina said as she addressed the crowd. “We have worked hard for weeks selling shirts, making banners and making luminary bags.

“On all of the luminary bags you will find the name of someone who has fought or is fighting cancer,” she continued. “We want you to know we are thinking of you and your families at this time.”

The luminaries were placed on the visitor side’s bleachers and spelled out “find a cure.”

Seniors Alex Yates and Dhruvil Patel sat in the pressbox and played a soundtrack of “encouraging and uplifting songs,” while principal Jim Butler and athletic director Rob Ransom worked the stadium’s light system.

Members of the student body, teachers and community members walked around the track several times, many carrying signs honoring those impacted by cancer. Toward the end of the event, the lights were cut out and participants waved glow sticks as another sign of support.

Christina Eller, a culinary arts teacher at Richmond, was also recognized for her “courage and determination” while fighting cancer.

“We love you,” Medina said on behalf of the school. “We will continue to remember those who lost their battle, encourage those still fighting and celebrate those who have won. Even apart, we fight together.”

WATCH: Click the photo to watch our video on “Pink Night” at Raider Stadium.

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Kyle Pillar

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