Throughout the month of October, Kean University rallies together to help spread awareness and raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to the millions of individuals around the world that are affected by breast cancer. To honor those affected, multiple groups and departments on the Kean campus are holding events that bring the campus community together and to help support the cause.
To start off the month, The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will be hosting the Breast Cancer Kick-Off Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Atrium. This event will be an engaging opportunity for students to participate in, learn about breast cancer statistics and history and win prizes. CLS will also be selling Kean Cougar Pink apparel. Students should come down to buy Kean exclusive Breast Cancer Awareness themed t-shirts and hoodies. Additionally, 100 percent of the proceeds from apparel sales and donations will be going toward the American Cancer Society. If interested, t-shirts will be $10 and hoodies will be $25. Apparel can also be bought at any time throughout the month of October at CLS's office located in MSC, Room 219.
Join the sisters of Mu Sigma Upsilon on Monday, Oct. 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in MSC, Room 226A for their Unhook The Truth event. This event will help spread awareness and help with the detection of breast cancer in young women. During this occasion, attendees will learn about self examinations and their bodies.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the MSC Atrium from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. the sisters of Sigma Beta Chi and Nu Theta Chi will be coming together to hold a Kiss Away Cancer board. This board will give students a chance to show their support for those who have been affected by breast cancer. Every kiss on the board will represent someone who is taking a stand against breast cancer.
The Pan-African Student Union will be holding a Balling For Breast Cancer basketball tournament to raise funds. This tournament will be taking place Thursday, Oct. 10 in Harwood Arena from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The tournament is a free event but donations are accepted and encouraged. All proceeds and donations will be going toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Sunday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, will be the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This event is hosted by the American Cancer Society and is Kean University's culminating event for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join CLS by wearing Kean gear to the walk for this important cause. To register with Kean, be sure to pre-register on Cougar Link.
Through the entirety of the month of October, the CLS office, will also be holding their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Bake-Off. This puts all of CLS' different departments against each other for a bake sale competition to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Bake-Off dates
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 24 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All bake-off dates will take place in the MSC Atrium.
If students are unavailable for some of these events, but would still like to do their part as a Kean student supporting breast cancer, they can join the Kean University Making Strides Team. This allows students to donate to The American Cancer Society online and have it count as a Kean University donation. To join the Kean team or donate online visit the Kean University American Cancer Society Donation page.