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ASA is selling T-shirts as part of the fund-raising efforts to fight breast cancer.

It is the month of pink at Missouri Valley College, a month that is dedicated all over the world to the survivors and deceased of what takes millions of lives each year–breast cancer. Missouri Valley is doing a few activities to raise the awareness of breast cancer this month.

ASA is selling T-shirts as part of the fund-raising efforts to fight breast cancer.

Alpha Sigma Alpha is one sorority on campus that’s giving their time and money to bringing awareness to campus with their annual T-shirt sale. This year, shirts read, “Save the Racks,” across the back with deer antlers. Sophomore Sarah White said, “The money made will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Fund.”

ASA is also sponsoring a “Share the Care” Breast Cancer Walk on October 25.

Emily Skellett, MVC campus activities director, led a campus T-shirt tie-dye event in the Formal Lounge on October 10. Individuals were allowed to donate $5 to receive a shirt. All the money that was received was also donated to the Susan G. Komen Fund.

Liana Talimatasi, Camille Rand, Nicole Search, Megan Hardin, Dustina Bitten, and Hannah Williams are part of the Volleyball team that is wearing pink ribbons. (Photo courtesy of Laura Lewis Sports Photography)

Junior Sherri Sellini said, “I donated $5 to paint part of my shoes pink, so I can support breast cancer every day.” At the event, you could tie-dye, spray paint, or even iron on letters to your shirt or other items you had brought.

Another activity that Emily Skellett organized is the remembrance wall by the cafeteria, where students could decorate a paper with a name of someone who either is battling, won, or lost the battle to breast cancer. This was just another way that students showed more awareness to such a devastating disease.

Not only is the college involved in bringing awareness but so are certain teams on campus.

The Missouri Valley Women’s Volleyball team is wearing pink ribbons and bands in all of their games in the month of October. The women on the team like the opportunity to support the fight against breast cancer because a few of the women and coaches have known people who have battled breast cancer. Coach Derick White is also going as far as donating money for every volleyball “dig” that the players get for the month of October.

There are many ways to help support the battle against breast cancer. You can go to http://ww5.komen.org/, where you can donate, tell your stories, or tell someone else’s story you know who has had breast cancer.

Jessica Gates

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Mass Communication junior who has won several awards in writing and broadcasting, plays on the MVC varsity volleyball team.

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