WHS cheer squad efforts benefit breast cancer center

The Wilton High varsity cheerleaders recognized October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting breast cancer patients close to home. Wearing iconic pink bows, they collected donations in the stands at the varsity football games for the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital. Their efforts yielded $400 for the center. Members of the cheer squad collecting donations for the Smilow Family Breast Health Center (bottom photo) were, from the left: Elizabeth Costello, Alexa Nichols, Julia Cresci, Sophie Ackerman, Ana Colburn, Annabelle Wert and Marnie Quigg. In the top photo, senior members of the cheer squad presented their donation to Norwalk Hospital. Standing, left, is Zarek Mena, patient services coordinator at Smilow Family Breast Health Center and at right, Mary Heery, APRN breast health specialist at the center. Kneeling, front, are, from left, captain Meaghan Herlyn, Taylor Aquan and Avery Langhoff. Second row, from left, are Captain Nicole Amato, Cristina Salatino and Lydia Bates.