Farwell residents 'Pink Off' for breast cancer research

Oct. 28, 2010

Luther's Farwell Hall Resident Assistants held the hall's third annual Pink Off in October, raising more than $400 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

The 250-plus Farwell residents assembled Oct. 5 at 8:30 p.m. and raced to gather pink clothing items and accessories to dress the RAs, who then posed for pictures. The photos were displayed in the Farwell Hall commons from Wednesday, Oct. 6, to Thursday, Oct. 14, so that hall residents could vote for their choice of the "Most Pinked Out." One vote could be purchased for $.25, 5 votes for $1.

Winners were announced at the Farwell Hall Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 22. Sixth-floor residents cast the most votes and won a pizza party. The sixth floor's RA, Peter Burleson, received the most votes and will have his laundry done by Farwell hall director Tiffany Knauf.

This year's Pink Off raised $415. The Farwell Hall event has raised a total of $1,385 over the past three years.

All proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a global leader in the breast cancer movement. The foundation, which has invested nearly $1.5 billion in breast cancer research since its inception in 1982, is the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.


Farwell Hall 'Pink Off' participant