Student Government aims to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer

Student Government is organizing a pink out and donation event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

flier for student government bake sale and carnation donation event
Event Flyer

Student Government encourages students to show support by wearing pink, which is symbolic of breast cancer, on Oct. 26. 

Student Government is also holding a carnation and bake sale on Oct. 26 and 27 outside of the Admissions office in the A Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the flyer. 

They will accept donations in exchange for treats and carnations.

“We’ll have brownies, cookies, snickerdoodles, ginger snaps, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cookies and hot cocoa bombs,” said Carley Kish, chair of the event. 

As chair of the event, Kish is the main person in charge of planning and organizing.

“My very good mother figure in my life is currently fighting stage three breast cancer,” Kish said. “This is why I chose to chair this event because it is very near and dear to my heart.”

Sanai Kyles is co-chair of the event.

As co-chair, Kyles is Kish’s right hand in organizing, Kish said.

The event’s committee members are Colette Tibai, Alivia Funchion, Bailey Richardson, Rachael Miska, Alaina Hartford and Jewell Mason. 

Committee members help with baked goods, setting up, working the tables and advertising, Kish said.

Like Student Government has in the past, proceeds raised will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Kish said. 

With the seriousness of breast cancer, knowing signs and symptoms is important, Kish said. 

The National Breast Cancer Foundation lists more ways of spreading awareness and getting involved on their website

Learn about breast cancer, early signs and more here.