Festivities to be held for awareness

Brooke Howard, Reporter

The Student Government Association and Relay for Life present Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Free Speech area at BC’s main campus, and at the DST Lobby on the Delano campus. The festivities will include cake, games, pink ribbon tying, survivor recognition, and a “Dress in Breast Cancer pink” contest in which the winner will receive a $25 gas card.

“The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service,” stated the society’s mission statement.

SGA and the Bakersfield College Relay for Life Club also added, “Our club’s purpose is to raise funds, continue awareness, educate the BC community, and participate in the annual Relay for Life of Delano and its activities.”

With a day of festivities and survivor stories ahead, Child Development student Jordan Beaty said, “I don’t think there is anyone here who hasn’t been affected by some form of cancer. Either from a family member or being a survivor themselves … I just think it’s cool we can do events like this and make a serious topic something we come together for.”

Captains of this event are Krystal Vellido and Alejandro Delacruz, as well as Director of Activities Trina Goree.

For more information contact SGA at (661) 395-4614.