Get your PINK on!

Posted: October 14, 2013

The Claremont Colleges Against Cancer encouraged students to “Get your PINK on!” to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their first annual 5K around the campuses this Saturday.

Roughly 60 students met at Bowling Green Lawn to run and walk the route in support of the fight against breast cancer. The event yielded approximately $700 that will support the American Cancer Society to fund more researchers, a variety of patient support programs, advocacy and lobbying, as well as education efforts.

“The event was a huge success in so far as we saw a large number of people from across the Claremont Colleges coming together to do something for a cause which affects so many people,” said Justin Gutzwa (PO ’14), CCAC Production Chair. “Even through raising awareness and fundraising at a grassroots level, every contribution counts, and it’s inspiring to see the dedication and support of our peers.”

The club aims to increase education awareness and advocacy across the five colleges as well as to raise money for the American Cancer society.

“It was so rewarding to see new faces. People were asking us how they could get involved in CCAC and future events, and it’s exciting to see people get excited about what we do,” said Emily Long ’16, CCAC Growth Chair.

Claremont Colleges Against Cancer plans Relay For Life every spring, a 24-hour event that supports the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will take place on April 4-5 on the CMC Track. See some of the 5K finishers on Claremont Colleges Against Cancer Facebook page!

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