T-Birds Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Published: October 31, 2013 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Campus may be quickly loosing its typical shade of green and the last bits of summer’s vestiges are lining the sidewalk, but amidst the almost near colorless campus hues of pink are springing up. 

Delta Psi Omega, a Southern Utah University sorority, has turned their obligatory philanthropy week to a month long celebration to raise awareness for breast cancer through the American Cancer Society.

On the last day of campaigning, Delta Psi Omega is asking all of campus to lighten the typical shade of red worn on campus and instead wear pink in honor of those who are, or who has been, affected by breast cancer.

On top of raising money and turning campus pink, the sorority has organized the third annual Mr. Muscles Pageant. A nine-contestant spectacle, the pageant will have the manliest of T-Birds performing muscle poses, showing off a talent, a formal wear procession and finishing with a question and answering section.

Event organizer, Leilani Davis, a senior English education major, said of the event, “This is going to be a hilarious and fun event because all of the proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. It’s for a great cause, the American Cancer Society not only helps with cancer research but provides services for cancer patients such as rides to and from chemotherapy, meal, 24 hotlines for questions, and many other life-saving services.”

The pageant will take place Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the Church Auditorium within the Sharwan Smith Student Center. All attendees who wear pink will receive two raffle tickets and will be entered into a drawing. The cost of the event is $2 or just $1 if paired with a canned good. All donated food will be given to the Iron County Care and Share.

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