Student Organizations Host 'A Day of Love' Lock-In to Fight Cancer

Lock InFerris State University’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Tau Chapter and You Beautiful Black Woman are collaborating to host “A Day of Love” Lock-In Oct. 27 in the Student Recreation Center from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. in support of breast cancer and prostate cancer research.

Students, faculty, staff and local community members are welcome to attend the late night event with a $1 donation for entry. All donations benefit local foundations that support breast cancer and prostate cancer research.

“It’s a great way to celebrate all of the students and their hard work to raise money for two very important causes,” said Kiara Hunter, vice president of YBBW and co-chair of the event’s organizing committee. “Combining the two causes will bring more awareness to both areas of research. It shows that women care about prostate cancer and that men care about breast cancer.”

The event includes numerous activities such as an inflatable gladiator rink, an obstacle course, jump rope and basketball. The gladiator rink will host a competition between Kappa Alpha Psi (Team Blue) and YBBW (Team Pink) where attendees can make a donation for the team they think will win. Information tables will be dispersed throughout the Student Recreation Center to strengthen awareness about breast cancer and prostate cancer. Food will be provided by Big Rapids Roller Rink and Pizza Hut.

“Someone always knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer,” said Joy Haley, president of YBBW. “This event will raise support for anyone who has been impacted by it. It’s really important. We don’t want those people to be forgotten.”

Haley is excited to see how the event will turn out and hopes it will become an annual event at Ferris. Hunter said that both organizations are excited to see how much money they can raise for local foundations. Each organization has set up information tables around campus to help with donations throughout the month of October.

“I’m glad we could do something like this for the campus,” Haley said. “Students should attend the event because it’s going to be fun and you get to learn about different preventions of cancer and what you can do to support those foundations.”

The event is sponsored by Ferris’ Diversity and Inclusion Office. For more information, contact Joy Haley at (248) 631-8952.

To host an information table at the event, contact Kiara Hunter at hunterk2@ferris.edu.

Last updated: 07-24-2012