Breast Cancer events less present than last year

Jenny Caulfield

Staff Writer

Last year, the college held five separate events in October to help promote breast cancer awareness during October. This month, there were only two events on campus sponsored by the college having to do with breast cancer awareness.

Circle K

Circle K ran another breast cancer awareness bake sale on Oct. 21, again donating all proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Cody Lane, the vice president of Circle K, was the one in charge of the event on campus. Halfway through the club’s fundraiser, they had already made around $83. According to Lane, the profits from Circle K’s bake sale were being matched by Nanotech IBM, doubling the money they raised for the American Cancer Society.

Student Senate

The Student Senate ran a bake sale for breast cancer awareness on Oct. 13, with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Student Senate Vice President Bryce Kirk organized the fundraiser held in the Campus Center with the support of other students.

“I love to do anything that has to do with supporting cancer [awareness] so I was like ‘heck yeah’,” said Jordyn Applebaum, individual studies student.

Taylor Laporta, a radiology major, was personally affected by breast cancer, as her mother is a breast cancer survivor. This led to Laporta becoming one of many Hudson Valley students advocating for the cause and helping to run the bake sale. Both Laporta and Kirk attended the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Washington Park last October, inspiring Kirk to find ways of raising money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month on campus.

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