Red Raiders ‘Pink Out’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) campus went pink for its second annual “Pink Out.” The weeklong campaign encourages students, faculty and staff to don pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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TTUHSC El Paso’s Red Raiders went pink for a week in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As part of the campaign, students in the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) chapter of the Texas Nursing Students Association (TNSA) hosted a T-shirt fundraiser for Susan G. Komen. Funds raised will go toward helping uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients access treatment; promoting community awareness about breast health; investing in breakthrough breast cancer research; and financing other TNSA activities on campus.

“Many of us, myself included, have lost a loved one to the battle of breast cancer,” said James Parker, nursing student (2018) and TNSA treasurer. “So it is with great pleasure that we can contribute — however small it may be — to ongoing research in the battle to cure this devastating disease.”

This year’s Pink Out raised over $800, $500 of which will be donated to Komen for breast cancer education, treatment and research.

More about the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing chapter of the Texas Nursing Students Association

The TNSA is an organization that fosters professional development and leadership among aspiring nurses. Community events sponsored by the GGHSON chapter include health fairs, fundraiser marathons, local school festivals and other community outreach efforts. For more information about TNSA activities on campus, please contact:

Armando Gauna

TNSA President, GGHSON Chapter

armando.gauna@ttuhsc.edu

James Parker

TNSA Treasurer, GGHSON Chapter

james.parker@ttuhsc.edu