HBCAC Accepts Stimson Donation

This year's Penny Wars winner, Mrs. Schmitt's homeroom, presents a donation to Ms. Miller and Ms. Robinson from the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition.
This year's Penny Wars winner, Mrs. Schmitt's homeroom, presents a donation to Ms. Miller and Ms. Robinson from the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition.

Stimson’s Pennywars is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Because of the generosity and hard work of our Stimson students, faculty and community, a sizable donation was made last week to the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (HBCAC). 

Ms. Karen Miller and Ms. Melanie Robinson, from HBCAC discussed how the organization came into existence and how the Town of Huntington was at the forefront of the war on breast cancer.

Ms. Miller and Ms. Robinson shared information about endocrine disruptors found in many plastic products.  They encouraged students to look for the number (1-7) that can be found on the bottom of most plastic containers.  They explained that it is preferential to drink from glass or stainless steel containers but acknowledged that this is not always possible.  If drinking from plastic, they explained that some plastics are safer than others.  To help students remember which plastics are most safe, they taught students a rhyme:

5, 4, 1, 2...all the rest are bad for you.  In other words avoid drinking from plastics with the numbers 3, 6, and 7 on the bottom. 

Ms. Miller and Ms. Robinson shared their vision to provide internship opportunities for students as young as middle school.  In the Health and Communication Office Internship Program, student interns will learn how to share health related information with the larger community through print media, websites, social media, etc.  Stimson Middle School looks forward to continuing their partnership with this outstanding organization.