Schaumburg gears up for Breast Cancer Awareness
Published: Monday, October 8, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012 19:10
It’s Paint the Campus Pink at the Schaumburg Campus.
Deanna Borkowski, a Roosevelt recreation coordinator, said College Against Cancer is playing host to the event.
“We are raising money throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” she said.
Pink is often used to raise awareness, and it can be seen throughout the school. Hallways, doors and tables have been decorated with pink and the slogan “fight like a girl.”
“There will be activities throughout the week,” said Rosie Paparella, president of College Against Cancer. “We’ll have small crafts, bra decorating, pumpkin decorating, and raffle tickets to win various prizes like wine and beer tastings, popcorn, salon equipment, Boomers tickets, Wolves tickets, and nail polish.”
So exactly how will the campus be painted pink?
“We are selling pink shirts for $10 each,” Paparella said. “They have the slogan ‘fight like a girl.’”
The Tae Kwon Do Club is even getting involved in the cause.
“We are selling boards for students to break. The cost is one for $2 and two for $3,” said Tae Kwon Do Club president Sarah Vuong. “We also are giving 10 minute tae kwon do sessions throughout the day.”
All proceeds from sales throughout the week will go to the American Cancer Society.
So how else can you support the cause?
“There will be a 5k walk or run on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. at the AT&T Campus in Hoffman Estates,” Paparella said. “On Oct. 11, 10 percent of all purchases at the Ram Restaurant in Schaumburg will be donated to the American Cancer Society.”
With so many ways to contribute to the cause, students should find it easy to help.
“We really want people to show their support, not only from buying things, but also by painting the campus pink,” Paparella said. “It’s for a great cause!”
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