Bertie High School Honors Cancer Survivors With "Pink Fridays"

By  | 

Next month is breast cancer awareness month and the Bertie High School marching band gave a fitting tribute to a former band member who beat the disease.

The Bertie High School marching band kicked off "Bertie Pink Fridays" to celebrate survivors of cancer.

A Bertie High School graduate and band alumna, Tiffanie Watford Williams, was recognized during the ceremony during the Friday's home game. Every band member wore pink and formed a pink ribbon on the field during halftime.

Watford was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2012 at age 26, and after 8 rounds of chemo and 25 rounds of radiation and surgery she says, as of March of this year, there's no evidence of the cancer.

Torrey Hines, the school's band director, taught Watford during her time in high school and wanted to raise money during all the games to support Relay for Life in her honor.