Although most students at Lehigh are very busy with school work, you still need to take time out from your studies to be involved in other organizations on campus. I am involved with various clubs and organizations here on campus, one being Colleges Against Cancer. A couple of weeks ago, Lehigh participated in Pink Week, which is a week in October that raises awareness for Breast Cancer. Here at Lehigh, many different organizations took part in Pink Week by holding different fundraisers. For Colleges Against Cancer, since I am Co-chair for the Missions committee, I helped plan a fundraiser and different activities for this week. We sold t-shirts and bracelets to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and we had a bra decorating contest. We also took pictures of guys in bras to show that guys can also get Breast Cancer.
Later in the week, Colleges Against Cancer hosted, Lights of Hope, which is a ceremony to recognize those who are fighting Breast Cancer or who have lost their battle. We had pink paper bags with names on them and lit them up with candles to remember and recognize these people affected by this disease. We had two speakers, one who had Breast Cancer, and one who is still fighting her battle with the disease come and speak about their experiences. We also had a Lehigh student speak about her experience with Breast Cancer when she lost her mom to this disease at a young age. Her name is Kate, and to remind everyone that she wants to spread hope and awareness and not to make the ceremony a sad one, she had everyone get up and do the wobble, a dance move.