Psychology Society raise awareness for breast cancer

Rayford Mullins dedicated a portion of his week to raising awareness for breast cancer in honor of a family member who conquered the disease two years ago.

“I feel honored to help raise awareness for breast cancer because my aunt is a breast cancer survivor,” said Mullins, a junior and president of Alcorn’s Psychology Society. “I want people who live with the disease to see that there is hope for them. We encourage breast cancer patients by showing them that we care.”

Alcorn State University’s Psychology Society hosted the “Go PINK for the Cure” event in the Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Hall lobby Wednesday, Oct. 21. The organization collected monetary donations from students, faculty and staff and gave out bags of candy to those who contributed to the cause. The students then participated in a breast cancer walk around the horseshoe.

Senior Angele Brinner said that the organization’s gesture is great a great example of community service.

“I think that this is a wonderful event,” said Brinner. “Breast cancer is a serious topic of discussion and making an effort to help find a cure is good for the community.”

Junior Laquita Williams, who said she enjoys taking donations to help the needy, was thrilled with the opportunity to be charitable.

“This is a great cause,” said Williams. “We enjoy helping out those who are in need. By taking donations to help those struggling with the disease, we are also informing others of how serious it is.”

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