Raising cancer awareness one T-shirt at a time

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, many organizations on campus are hosting different fundraising activities.

Colleges Against Cancer is starting off Pink Week today by selling T-shirts on both the South Quad and the Library Quad.

CAC will be selling the shirts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

In past years, the T-shirts have been more “college geared.”

This year, to appeal more toward adults, CAC is selling two different shirts.

One will be a short sleeve “college geared” shirt and the other will be a long sleeve shirt.

The “college geared” shirt is $10, the long sleeve is $15.

Amanda Woolard, the sponsorship chair of CAC, Colleen O’Sullivan, the president, and

Michelle Roberts, the vice president, all have high hopes for this years’ Pink Week.

All proceeds from the T-shirt sales go toward Colleges Against Cancer Relay for Life.

“I love being a part of CAC,” O’Sullivan said. “Working with survivors, caregivers and seeing the difference is my favorite part.”

Roberts, like O’Sullivan, enjoys seeing the difference the organization makes.

“Seeing all the money we raise, and knowing it goes toward a great cause is very rewarding,” Roberts said.

Woolard’s favorite part is the Relay for Life.

“I enjoy the Relay for Life event, seeing everyone come together is satisfying,” Woolard said.

Along with the Pink Week and Relay for Life, CAC participated in a breast cancer walk on Oct. 16.

The walk, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” took place in Champaign.

CAC concentrates its focus on raising awareness of cancer and helping to make a difference at campuses all over the U.S.

Woolard, O’ Sullivan and Roberts said they hope their T-shirts will be sold out within the first few days, which means they can buy more T-shirts and raise more money for CAC.

Erin Riedl can be reached at 581-7942 or edriedl@eiu .