Preny Davoodimasihi Brings Awareness to Breast Cancer at GHS

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Andrea Samperio, Staff Writer

Glendale High School has a lot of clubs for many to have the opportunity to converse about a certain subject and acknowledge it by doing some volunteer work or reaching the club’s goals and possibly succeeding above and beyond based on what they are working on. However, one club that is primarily focusing on all of the above and is, without a doubt, worth joining is Breast Cancer Awareness Club! 

The young lady behind the scenes, GHS senior and president of Breast Cancer Awareness Club, Preny Davoodimasihi, not only plans to help women have their voices heard, but she also hopes to contribute her work to the world in order for everyone to be happy and healthy.

Preny is 17 and was born in Glendale, California, but she currently lives in Tujunga. She can speak 5 languages, which are Armenian, Persian, French, some Spanish, and German. Her hobbies include spending time with children at A Kid’s Place, where they set up fun events, mainly birthday parties. She also volunteers at a nail salon in La Canada surrounded by amazing women. 

Preny’s only pet peeve is people who chew with their mouth open, because it is annoying. Her friends would describe her as caring and loving, because she is always there and is very generous towards many. Preny doesn’t take part in any sports, but she does enjoy watching basketball games. Her favorite team is the Lakers. 

Preny explained how one day, she saw an Instagram post, which displayed a woman who had survived breast cancer, and she saw some delightful comments and some negative ones. Preny boldly stated that some women “who had breast cancer, got treated badly in the comment section.” She then realized that not many people acknowledged this situation, so it motivated her to take action and start something great. With all that thought and effort, she created the Breast Cancer Awareness Club.

At first, creating the club was considered rigorous to her, since she had to figure out all the ideas and present them to ASB for approval. But she was not alone throughout her journey. Club vice president, Rita Malallah, was there with Preny to help her figure it all out. This club focuses on acknowledging breast cancer, helping all the women around us, and bringing “out the importance of breast cancer.” 

The first activity that Preny has planned will be “Pink Out Day”, which is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 28th, as part of October Spirit Week, and she hopes that everyone will show their support by wearing pink on their Zoom meetings. Preny is also organizing “Steps For Cancer”, to support the women who have breast cancer, and she explains how every step you take is money donated to women who are facing breast cancer. 

Volunteering opportunities for the club, however, are still yet to be determined because of the serious circumstances the whole world is facing due to covid-19. Preny wants to make sure that it is safe before proceeding with the idea of coming together as one and performing volunteer work.

The ultimate goal for this club  is having women’s voices heard and empowering women. Everyone needs support in times like these, and it is hugely significant for everyone to recognize breast cancer. 

In the future, Preny hopes to become a pediatrician, because she grew up with her sister who was an allergy nurse. She also likes the hospital environment and enjoys taking care of children. Her life goal is to live the best life to her ability. She does not worry, because sometimes “life takes you wherever it wants to take you, such as risks and opportunities.” 

Ten years from now, Preny sees herself with a great job, with a good education behind her, and just enjoying life with friends and family. She hopes to come back onto campus soon, because she says it will be easier to see people and communicate with them. She also says that it will mean more opportunities to do some fundraisers for the cause, since Preny is highly motivated to help out women with breast cancer.

For more information about Breast Cancer Awareness Club, please contact club advisor, Ms. Palmer, at [email protected]. And please wear pink on Wednesday!