Alcorn’s Psychology Society honors Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Students in Alcorn State University’s Psychology Society spent a portion of their day Thursday, Sept. 29 taking up donations for childhood cancer research.

In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the organization hosted their “Go Gold for the Cure” event in the lobby of the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility and accepted donations that will be given to the St. Jude Children’s Research Center in Jackson, Mississippi. People who donated to the cause were given candy and lemonade for their generosity.

Christina Brown, a junior and president of the Psychology Society, said that it is one of the organization’s duties to bring awareness to causes such as childhood cancer.

“Childhood cancer is a serious matter,” said Christina. “We want to bring more awareness to this issue at Alcorn to show people what’s going on and to encourage others to help the cause.”

Sophomore Andrea Johnson thought that the event was a great way of reminding others to think of those who battle with serious illnesses.

“This is important because sometimes, we don’t think about those who are suffering from illnesses such as cancer,” said Andrea. “Events like this are reminders for everyone to come together and support those who are in need.”

Members of the Psychology Society said that they are looking forward to hosting future events that will bring attention to other pressing issues.

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