Fraternity raises money for breast cancer awareness
Shelby DeHaven, ‘Doah Managing Editor
October 2, 2013
On Sept. 26, Kappa Epsilon held their annual Bowling For Boobs event at Northside Lanes. Kappa Epsilon, the professional pharmacy fraternity, has held this successful event for the past few years to help “raise money to allow local breast cancer survivors to attend our annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner for free,” explains Jean Manuel-Tayag, Kappa Epsilon’s national projects chair and SGA representative.
Bowling cost $15 per person for three games and the shoe rental. The cost became lower when people signed up as teams of three to six people, and those people also received a t-shirt. 22 people came out to participate in the event.
Kappa Epsilon also raised money by selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts and flip flops explained Manuel- Tayag. With two t-shirt and 12 flip flop designs, along with the event, Kappa Epsilon raised $1,113.43 altogether so far.
‘This money will go towards the Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner as well as the Young Survival Coalition.
Kappa Epsilon has hosted their Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner for the past 11 years. Taking place on Oct. 5, the dinner will honor local breast cancer survivors. The money raised at the Bowling For Boobs event allows the breast cancer survivors to attend the dinner for free. The remaining money will be donated to the Young Survival Coalition.
This coalition is an international, non-profit organization that is dedicated to awareness and advocating for breast cancer research that affects women under the age of 40. Typically, breast cancer occurs in women over the age of 40. According to the Young Survival Coalition, “each year, approximately 70 thousand men and women age 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.” Breast cancer is the second leading type of cancer women get, after lung cancer.
With breast cancer awareness month upon us, it is not only important to remember those who have lost their battle to the disease, but to honor the survivors who have beaten the cancer and take the time to learn about breast cancer detection.