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Stanislaus students ‘Think Pink’ for a day

Stanislaus students ‘Think Pink’ for a day

Students and staff at CSU Stanislaus visit a breast cancer awareness both on Oct. 21 in the campus quad. The boot was part of the "Think Pink" breast cancer awareness day presented by ASI Recreatio...

POSTED October 27, 2009 11:06 p.m.
Students at California State University, Stanislaus took time out of their day on Oct. 21 to focus on an important women’s health issue — breast cancer.
Many of the students who participated in Associated Students Incorporated Recreation and Wellness’ Think Pink event have lost a loved one to breast cancer. Others were there to show support for survivors of one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women.
“It’s something that a lot of students have dealt with,” said Aimie Rivera, wellness programing assistant.
Think Pink day is traditionally a day when students are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. This year, however, the focus was on the “walk for the cure” campus mini-walk. Students, faculty, and other members of the community were invited to take a short walk around campus in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. Students were given cards that could be punched at stations along the path. Students who collected punch holes at every station were given a prize at the end of the walk.
Delta Phi Gamma, a local sorority at CSU Stanislaus, co-hosted Think Pink. Members designed and sold T-shirts that read “I make pink look good.” All proceeds from the T-shirt sales went to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We chose [that design] because we thought guys would wear it too,” said Courtney Pascoe, a member of Delta Phi Gamma.
Think Pink day coordinators also gave out free pink ribbons and “save the hooters” buttons to students. There were also “I wear pink for...” posters that students could sign in memory of a loved one.
ASI Recreation and Wellness regularly puts on student programs using funds paid for through student fees. The programs are centered around issues that are important to students.
To contact Andrea Goodwin, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2003.

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