The Multicultural Business Programs’ student organizations are participating in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Lansing on October 10.
“WBSA decided to participate in the breast cancer walk this year because it’s a great event that not only allows us to help in the fight against breast cancer but it’s also a way for all the MBP organizations to unite to support a great cause,” said Kaylie Milne, Women in Business Students’ Association (WBSA) community service chairperson.
Students from WBSA, Multicultural Business Students (MBS), Native American and Hispanic Business Students (NAHBS) and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) are raising awareness and building community through participating in the walk at the Michigan State Capitol.
“It’s a great way to raise awareness. Give yourself exposure. It puts you in that world for a period of time. It makes you feel you are doing something to help out,” said Gayatri Chincholkar, MBS Community Service Chairperson.
For Chinchoklar, the fight against breast cancer is personal because she has lost seven family members to the disease. It is important that students know about the impact of breast cancer on families and individuals.
WBSA and MBS have been selling pink “Fight Breast Cancer” bracelets on campus. All proceeds from the sales of the bracelets go the American Cancer Society.
“We decided to sell Breast Cancer bracelets because it was a way for Women in Business to donate to a great cause and also spread awareness throughout Michigan State University with a visible reminder,” said Milne.
The student organizations received a $1000 donation from Deloitte for the American Cancer Society. Deloitte representatives will be participating in the walk with the students.
“It will be fun. It won’t be sad but it won’t be a jolly, golly good time. It will be good way to bond with other general members.” said Chincholkar.