QuadWorks hosts Go Pink event for Breast Cancer Awareness month

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, QuadWorks put on an event that allowed students to give back and show their support for survivors of breast cancer. Go Pink was an event that allowed students to give money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and receive a memento of their donation to show their support for the cause.
For $5, girls could get a bright pink extension put into their hair by a stylist from Signature Salon. A portion of the cost of the extension went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Those who did not want an extension could receive a handmade button for a minimum donation of $1 to the Foundation.
Founded in 1993 by the late Evelyn H. Lauder, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds research to find a cure and effective means for prevention of breast cancer. They have received over $380 million for the cause and 91 percent of all donations go directly to research and awareness programs.
“It was our goal to raise awareness and involvement on campus,” said QuadWorks member Briana Mitchell. “QuadWorks puts on a lot of events for the students and this event was a way for students to give back. We all know someone who has been affected by some form of cancer. This is why we had choices for how the students could donate.”
Mitchell added that she herself made the buttons and that students could donate through a credit card or bear card in addition to traditional cash donation. This event was also unique because it brought in someone from off-campus to put in pink extensions and let girls show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“I want to say thank you to the student body for their support. It was exciting and a lot of fun,” said Mitchell. The event raised $82 for The Breast Cancer Research Fund. They well surpassed the goal of $25 that was set before summer break, which was when the idea for the event began. The event was met with great response from the students.
“It was something I’ve always wanted to do and it was right there in the Connell center. Plus it goes to a good cause. I know a lot of people who wanted to do it but said they didn’t have time,” said junior Taylor Feeney. She now sports a streak of bright pink hair in support of breast cancer research.
“A lot of people said they wanted to have it again,” said Mitchell’s co-chair Ashana Thaker. “We had good feedback.”