Octoberbreast Activities and Awareness
I like it anywhere I can find it. I like it when it’s organized. I like it in the backseat. Chances are, if you have a Facebook account you’ve noticed variations of this phrase going up on statuses this past week. You might recall last year when the same type of update had girls posting the color of their bras. Here’s the message I personally received a number of times in my Facebook inbox:
OK ladies here’s a game, like the bra color game which was a total success and we had men wondering for days what was with the colors and it made it to the News. Well this game has to do with your handbag, where we put our handbag the moment we get home for example “I like it on the couch”, “I like it on the kitchen counter”, “I like it on the dresser” well u get the idea. Just put your answer as your Status with nothing more than that and cut n paste this message and forward to all your FB female friends to their inbox. The bra game made it to the news. Let’s see how powerful we women really are!!!
With the increase of social media, I’ve also noticed a few people attempt to bring the effort on to Twitter as well. The purpose behind these Facebook statuses is to promote breast cancer awareness. Since 1985, October has been the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With that, there are a number of ways to show your support here on campus.
There will be two 5K runs this month. A new student organization called the Power of Pink will be hosting their first Race To Save Second Base on Saturday, October 23. The second race is the annual Zeta Tau Alpha THINK PINK 5K at Medlar Field (the Spikes stadium).
In addition to these opportunities you can join the Penn State Breast Cancer Awareness Club to help increase Penn State’s efforts to combat this disease. Also, while this is a little ahead of the game, keep in mind that the Penn State Women’s Basketball Team will be hosting a Pink Zone game on Febuary 27, 2011.
The National Cancer Institute estimates new cases in approximately 207, 090 females and 1,970 males and deaths of 39,840 females and 390 males. What is our role as students in the fight against breast cancer?