On Thursday, March 22, the Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition (BCAC) and Phi Kappa Tau frater-nity hosted its annual semi-formal event, Party for Pink. Organized by BCAC President junior Joann Lynch, Vice President junior Jenny MacGregor and publicity co-chairs sophomores Selina Koller and Syd-ney Weinberg, Party for Pink aimed to raise money for the Young Sur-vival Coalition and to raise greater awareness about breast cancer.
“The Young Survival Coalition raises money for young women battling breast cancer and also informs the public about breast cancer through survival stories,” MacGregor said.
Party for Pink, which is BCAC’s biggest event of the year, has been a tradition for six years. The semi-formal event was funded by Colgate’s Budget Allocation Committee, and took place at Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
In addition to selling shirts for $12, BCAC held a raffle at the event to raise money. This year, BCAC raised a total of $1,216.
The raffle consisted of gift cer-tificates donated by local businesses such as Oliveri’s, New York Pizze-ria, Steph Boutique, Barge Canal, La Iguana, Hamilton Eatery and Hamilton Whole Foods.
“The local businesses were so willing to help and very generous,” Lynch said.
In addition to Party for Pink, BCAC has sponsored a Denim Sale in the O’Connor Campus Center (Coop) in the past to raise money for breast cancer research. Looking forward, the club intends to create a volunteer program to help breast cancer patients in coordination with a hospital in Syracuse. This service program would be open to all Colgate students. BCAC also hopes to set up a brown bag with the Women’s Studies department to continue to foster awareness of the disease.
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