By: Leah Alsept
According to breastcancer.org, About 1 in 8 U.S. women (around 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. October is widely known as breast cancer awareness month. Pink is the color of choice when promoting it— using pink ribbons comes from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, who handed out the little pink ribbons when promoting their Run for the Cure event in the early 90’s, according to Pink Ribbon International.
To help bring awareness to this issue, the University of Findlay student-led group, Colleges Against Cancer, hosted the event “Bowling for Boobs”. The event was held on Oct. 11 from 8-10 p.m. Students that attended the event were given gray shirts with pink designs and were handed a raffle ticket where numbers were announced regularly throughout the night for prizes. Students were also encouraged to give donations for the event— they had the chance of winning a bowling ball if they donated their loose change.
AMF Sportsman Lanes was packed on Friday night. University of Findlay students gathered in the building ready for a night of free bowling.
Alexa Line, a senior who has been a part of CAC since freshman year, said this year’s event was very successful.
“There were so many people [at the event], all 24 lanes were packed,” said Line. “I hope people learned at least one fact that can help them or others in the future.”
For Line, the reason she helps with putting on this event is because everyone is impacted by cancer. She hopes this even can help those with cancer get through the tough times.
“Anyone at any time could learn they have cancer, and I want to be able to support those individuals as much as possible,” said Line. “And to continue to remember those who lost their battles with cancer.
Kida Polatas, a junior Animal Science Industry major at the University of Findlay said that she came to the bowling alley for something to do on a Friday night. But she also recognizes that by going to this event, she is helping the fight against breast cancer.
“And it supports a good cause,” said Polatas.
If you or someone you may know is interested in helping fight breast cancer, visit https://komennwohio.org/. They have information about how help fight the terrible disease as well as what they provide to help those suffering from it.