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Student Organizations Host Breast Cancer Fair

Solé Scott – Features Editor

Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer each year. To raise awareness and honor those affected by the disease, student organizations on campus hosted a breast cancer event. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Fair was held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Adanti Student Center theater. 

Nursing major Jeannel Denton, a first-year student, went to the event out of curiosity. 

“I went because my mom passed away because of cancer,” said Denton. 

Computer science major Anthony Jenkins, a junior, attended the event in honor of a family member. 

“My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, so not just this event but this whole month really means a lot to me,” said Jenkins. 

The event was packed with students who were eating pizza and talking with each other. Some wore something pink to be on theme. Music greeted guests as they signed in by writing their name, email, and Hoot loot ID. 

Accounting major Glenroy Ford, a senior, is the president of the Carribean Student Association ad helped organize the event. 

“CSA and SISTAS and other organizations are collaborating to spread awareness for breast cancer,” said Ford. 

The event started at 4 p.m. and ended at 6 p.m. 

“Means a lot that people really do care on a grand scale. They are doing everything they can to push a genuine agenda out,” said Jenkins. 

The event had fun activities such as pumpkin painting as well as raffles. 

The event supported a local New Haven breast cancer support group. 

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