The Students’ Association passed a bill to fund a bake sale in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Kendall Wermine, freshmen biochemistry major from Frisco, proposed to SA to fund a bake sale where volunteers would bake homemade desserts to sell during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Influenced by a friend’s captivating breast cancer story, Wermine decided to do something in support of her friend and others facing this disease.
“I just wanted to show them that we care,” Wermine said. “We support all the people going through this and all the families affected by it.”
Awarded $225 from the Congressional Project Fund, volunteers will purchase ingredients and begin baking 700 baked goods. Wermine said all profits from the bake sale will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“I am aiming to make $500,” Wermine said. “I really want $500 to be the minimum that we make, but I want to sell out, of course.”
SA Vice President Abbey Moses, junior pre-law political science major from McKinney, helped Wermine draft the bill.
“If more bills come about in the future regarding supporting a good cause, I can confidently say that congress will respond generously,” said Moses.
Adam Andrade, a sophomore political science and business management major from Fort Worth, voted as one of the COBA representatives and said he believed the bill was a good idea for campus.
“I think that anything we can do to help the ladies affected is something we should do,” Andrade said. “I feel like it’s a campus-wide thing, and it should be promoted more.”
Hoping for a huge turnout, Wermine and her hallmates have begun a social media movement to promote a pink-out day for the university.
“We are hoping to have all students wear pink on Oct. 27 to visibly show their support for the victims of this disease,” Moses said.
Hoping to partner with other social media organizations around campus, another pink-out day will be announced at a later time. For more information on the Oct. 27th pink-out day, you can refer to the ads in Chapel or contact the Students’ Association office and Facebook.
The bake sale will be Wednesday, Oct. 26 and Thursday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Campus Center.