Kids wear pink for breast cancer awareness

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

You might have seen lots of kids wearing pink today.

The “Real Kids Wear Pink” campaign is an effort is to raise awareness, and money for breast cancer research.

It was founded in 2017 by then 11-year-old Carli O’Hara, from Cohoes.

Carli is now a senior in high school and celebrating her final “Real Kids Wear Pink” day before she goes to college.

“Our shirts last year said, ‘We Are What’s Next,’ and our shirts this year say ‘Leave Your Legacy,’ and really what we’re just trying to spread the message is no matter how young you are, you should be a part of this fight,” said Carli. “Nearly everyone you know is affected by cancer in some way, and really just allowing kids to be a part of something that they know makes an impact, I think that’s the biggest part of this.”

The campaign has raised more than $400,000 since it began.