NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Friday night in Niles, students at the high school went pink for their final home game of the season.

Cheerleaders, football players and the band all incorporated pink into their uniforms for “Pink Out” night. It’s to raise awareness about breast cancer.

This year, the school is having a fundraiser by selling shirts and a donation drive for people with breast cancer.

Erin Yale with the Niles Band Booster helped organize the Pink Out. She says she wanted to do more than just bring awareness to breast cancer.

“My best friend Amy passed away from complications from breast cancer almost three years ago. So I’ve kind of made it my therapy to do those kinds of things in her memory to help myself and to help others,” she said.

Yale says they plan to make a $500 donation to the local group “This Means War Against Breast Cancer.”

The band also collected comfort items to be donated to the Apple Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation. Comfort items included blankets, travel-size lotion and hand sanitizer, chapstick, puzzle books and fuzzy socks.

Anyone wishing to donate can email delightfullybitter@yahoo.com.