On Wednesdays we donate to breast cancer

Honors Student Organization kicks off Pink Feet Campaign

Written By Zoey Angelucci, For The Globe

This past Oct. 3rd, “Mean Girls” fans joined together in the JVH Auditorium to watch the classic movie. The movie night was the kickoff to a group of Pink Feet activities all taking place this October.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show support, Point Park’s Honors Student Organization created their Pink Feet Campaign. 

“Pink Feet is a breast cancer research fundraiser that the Honors Program has participated in for many years,” senior business management major Rhianna Davis said. “We raise money through events, donations and selling breast cancer research merchandise such as pink scrunchies, etc. It’s a great way to get not only honors students but the whole campus involved in a really important initiative.”

Davis is the Social Events Coordinator for the Honors Student Organization. It is part of her job to plan activities sponsored by the Honors Program. For the month of October, Davis planned a handful of activities to support Pink Feet, starting with “Mean Girls” movie night. 

“Mean Girls” movie night consisted of snacks, friends and a viewing of “Mean Girls” on the big screen. Admission to get in was $1 and the funds went directly into supporting breast cancer awareness. Viewers were also able to donate more and receive scrunchies and ribbons in return. 

“We started ‘Mean Girls’ movie night last year after someone had the idea to screen the movie on Oct. 3 (aka National Mean Girls day),” Davis said, hoping it will continue to be an annual event. “The event fits perfectly into our Pink Feet campaign, in which we fundraise all month long for the Susan G. Komen foundation.”

Like any event held at Point Park, planning and setting up took time and hard work. 

“Planning the event consisted of requesting funds through USG, reserving the space with Conference and Events Services, purchasing snacks from Giant Eagle through SAIL, marketing the event and executing the event,” Davis said. 

Sophomore dance major Rosalie Anthony helped Davis with the project, and they were joined by Sirenia Davis and Ben Reinke. They set up the projector, snacks, other items to sell for the fundraiser and a small photo booth with props for the event. Most items were bought in advance, leaving setting up the only task. 

To spread the word, Davis and her team posted about it on Facebook in the Point Park Class pages and the word spread from there. The honors students were also informed at their meetings. 

“I would say I was really happy about the turn out as the movie is classic, fun to watch and has so many fun, memorable quotes,” Anthony said. “We have a lot of other fundraising events people should check out including, Pinknic, bake sales, Books for Boobs, a fashion show and Pie for Pink.”

For the rest of October, students can attend a plethora of other fundraising events put on by the Honors Program such as Pie for Pink on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 12-2 p.m. in Lawrence Hall lobby. This will give anyone the opportunity to pie an honors member for a donation. 

Pinknic is on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6-9 p.m. in Village Park. A pink celebration with games, raffles, snacks and more with participation from other clubs like SWSG and Knitting Club. 

Books for Boobs Book Sale is on Oct. 14, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. outside Point Cafe. Used books and textbooks will be on sale with proceeds going toward breast cancer.

Pink Feet Bake Sale will be on Monday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 1-5 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Lobby. Baked goods will be on sale for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Pink Feet Fashion Show will be on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 8-11 p.m. in Lawrence Hall 200. In the show, rugby players will be modeling the latest pink fashion. Admission is $3 and donations will be accepted to vote on your favorite model of the evening. Pink lemonade and pink cookies will also be available. 

The Honors Organization is using all of these activities to try to reach their goal of raising over $500 this year for breast cancer.

DISCLOSURE: Rosalie Anthony is a staff member of The Globe.