Event showcases importance of cancer awareness, bring campus together

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On Oct. 16, 50 shades of pink were displayed as people gathered in Danner Hall. Visitors saw décor with flowers and pink lights while the guests were dressed semi-formal.

CANCER AWARENESS: Brandon Jordan was urging attendees to donate to the donation box and to check out the bidding baskets. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE
CANCER AWARENESS: Brandon Jordan was urging attendees to donate to the donation box and to check out the bidding baskets. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

“… Every ribbon tells a story and what it is that we bring awareness and health advocacy to the community…,” said Brandon Jordan founder and co-coordinator of the “50 Shades of Pink” event.

More than 100 students, staff and visitors  attended the event.

“I thought it was fantastic idea about raising awareness for cancer, it’s not just about breast cancer it’s about all types cancer that people died or continued to go through,” said Delta College employee James Forte.

The event wasn’t just about cancer , it was about overall health.

Kory Lee from the American Cancer Society was the main speaker at the event.

“I think the guest speakers did a great job they highlighted the major cancers people died from, things we can personally do to prevent all different type of cancers,” Forte said.

The main point of this event was to bring awareness to all types of cancer even though this is breast cancer awareness month.

“50 shades of Pink” was sponsored by 27 businesses, organizations and benefactors.

Gift baskets were also donated. Prices started at $10, they had a lot different goodies in them from local business that wanted to offer support.

Organizers said the event brought in $1,200 in donations, but also added that it’s not too late to donate.