Alcorn’s Psychology Society takes Go Gold for Cancer donations to St. Jude Hospital

Back in September, students in Alcorn State University’s Psychology Society gathered outside and in the lobby of the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dinning Facility for their “Go Gold for Cancer” initiative, which was an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The initiative was successful, as the students raised $300 for the cause and asked everyone who donated to sign their name on a poster board for the hospital. The students traveled to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee Wednesday, Oct. 27 to present them with the donations.

Rayford Mullins, a senior, enjoyed seeing the surprised looks on the faces of the St. Jude staff members. He said that they were grateful for the students’ efforts in bringing awareness to childhood cancer research.

“The staff was very appreciative of our efforts,” said Rayford. “They were pleased that Alcorn thought enough of them to take up donations for such a worth cause.”

Raven King, also a senior, was pleased to have the opportunity to help. She said that she enjoyed the atmosphere that the staff at St. Jude created for them.

“It was an amazing experience to be able to collect funds for childhood cancer and also a great pleasure to present the donations to the wonderful people of St. Jude Hospital,” said Raven. “The faculty made us feel at home, and we were able to get insight on how the facility operates. I would love to continue to work with them in the future.”

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