With October designated as breast cancer awareness (BCA) month, many Remington College campuses across the U.S. and our corporate office took time out again this year to remember friends, family members, and all of those whose lives have been lost to breast cancer. We also celebrated the triumphs of those who are proud survivors.
Here are just some of the Remington College BCA events and activities held this past October:
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All Remington College campuses with a Cosmetology program offered pink manicures or pedicures.
Shreveport put together a walk for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Bossier City that happened on September 17. A group of eight participated in the one-mile walk.
Mobile hosted a bake sale and a yard sale on Saturday, October 8, with all proceeds going to their “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” team, who participated in a walk for the American Cancer Society.
Colorado Springs created a BCA bulletin board again this year, featuring a tree and a basket full of pink ribbons. Anyone who is a breast cancer survivor or who has had a friend or family member survive placed their name on a ribbon and hung it on the tree. They also had a “pink day” that featured quizzes about breast cancer to heighten awareness.
Nashville held a bake sale on October 6 to raise awareness and funds, along with getting a team together to participate in their community’s Susan G. Komen Walk/Race for the Cure.
At Remington College’s Administrative Offices (RCI) in Heathrow, Florida, several employees wore pink shirts and tops on Monday, October 17, in an effort to raise awareness, as they have done in past years. In addition, beginning on October 12 and through the end of October, the RCI call center displayed a “survivor/memorial cancer wall” for those who wished to post the names of family and friends whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Darlene Scott (RCI Accounting) and her family also participated in a Race for the Cure held at the University of Central Florida on the weekend of October 15.
Memphis students and staff participated in a Race for the Cure on October 13, and donations of $5 were collected from students and employees as part of a “Jeans Day” on Friday, October 14. Those who donated $5 toward BCA fundraising were allowed to wear jeans on that Friday and again on October 27. The Campus also held a bake sale to help them close in on their fundraising goal of $2,000.
At our Lafayette Campus, the Nightingale Medical Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Remington Order of Cosmetology Students, and American Criminal Justice Association hosted “Paint Remington Pink Day” on Tuesday, October 25. All students were encouraged to donate $1 for the privilege of wearing pink. Three large pink ribbons were painted in the Campus parking lot, and an aerial picture of everyone dressed in pink was taken at 1:00 p.m.
At the same time, two “Trees of Hope” were created, on which people could donate $1 to add an “in memoriam” remembrance or words of encouragement as the leaves of the trees. A luminary was also set up along the sidewalk to honor additional “in memoriam” donations. Proceeds from all events benefitted Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Note from Today @ RC: Our apologies to the campuses whose events we didn’t list. Please make sure to let us know in time for publication next October!