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Pink T-Shirt Day — A Chance to Stand Up Against Bullying

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
February 26th, 2018

Pink T-Shirt Day, a chance for people to step up to fight against bullying, is set for Wednesday,  February 28, 2018.

This is a chance for people to stand up and fight against the problem happening in schools, workplaces, homes and over the Internet.

“Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, I encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere,” said a local Pink T-Shirt Day Society spokesperson. “Take the message and remember it all year long.”

The local website spokesperson said it’s so important that victims of bullying know they are not alone and there is help and support available.

“Wearing a pink shirt on this day sends a strong message to them that others care. Often, the simple act of wearing a shirt can start conversations – conversations can be a big step towards healing and helping.”

The local campaign in Nelson started in 2009 when Anne at Annie’s Boutique bought and donated 300 pink t-shirts to the area schools.

“In recent years, we were able to expand on the offering with the help of our wonderful sponsors and we have given thousands of t-shirts to our local schools,” the spokesperson said. “Annie’s Boutique closed its doors in 2014, but a society was formed to keep our local Pink T-Shirt day campaign going.”

Looking for your official Pink T-Shirt Day t-shirt? They are available from your local, non-profit, all volunteer at Pink T-Shirt Day Society. Money raised from the sale of shirts go towards the free shirts we give to the Nelson/Creston/Slocan Valley/Castlegar/Trail area schools.

A big thank you to our 2018 sponsors: Nelson Home Building Centre ~ Nelson Save-On-Foods ~ Nelson Walmart ~ AF Timber ~ Nelson & District Credit Union ~ Nelson Lion’s Club ~ Kootenay Savings Credit Union ~ Plamor Power Products ~ Nelson Ford ~ Hanley and Son Construction ~ Sutco ~Big Cranium!

For more information, or to purchase a t-shirt and support the campaign, visit Pink T-Shirt Day Society.


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