The Students’ Association conducted a bake sale and “pink out” Monday and Tuesday to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Kendall Wermine, freshman biochemistry major from Frisco, organized the sale and said she was pleased with the turnout.
“I think it went over pretty well, not as well as I had expected, but I always hope for the best,” Wermine said.
The bake sale earned a total of $150 for the combined days. Tuesday, the day of the pink out, everyone was encouraged to wear pink. Students and faculty alike responded positively by wearing pink shirts, buying baked goods and even making extra monetary donations.
“It didn’t hit me how many people [breast cancer] truly affected, because nearly everyone had a story on how it affected them in some way,” Wermine said. “Some”¦ it was their sister or their daughter, where others it would be their mom, and it truly made me see how many people it affected just in the ACU community.”
The community showed their support as well as people all over campus, even the dining hall staff wore pink. Gaining support was easier thanks to social media, Wermine said. She and her team shared flyers online as well as had ACU-affiliated Twitter accounts – such as those for Wildcat Week and Gardner Hall – tweet out information.
SA donated all proceeds from the sale to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This weekend, SA is also hosting a bone marrow swab drive alongside ACU alum and Olympic Gold medalist Earl Young to help delete blood cancer.
“Always put yourself out there and always ask questions,” Wermine said to those who would like to get involved with the ACU community.