SGTC Student Government Association supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with ‘Pink-Out’

Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) recently asked SGTC students, faculty, and staff to participate in a “Pink-Out” by wearing pink clothing to support the fight against breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the SGA sponsors the event annually to raise awareness for the cause. Those who supported the “Pink-Out” gathered in a circle outside the Odom Center on SGTC’s Americus campus to honor a moment of silence for those who have lost their battle with breast cancer and to think of those who are currently battling cancer.
“I’m almost certain cancer has touched each of your lives in some way,” said SGTC Assistant to the President Don Smith, thanking the student body for its support of the cause and for making South Georgia Tech their college of choice. “We want you not only to be great students here, but great citizens as well as you enter the workforce,” said SGA advisor Paul Farr. “You’re making great strides toward that through your support today.”
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most prevalent type of cancer in women in the United States, and the American Cancer Society actively helps in the fight against breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, helping them understand their treatment options, and helping them cope with the physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research to help prevent, find, and treat breast cancer.
For more information about the Student Government Association (SGA), contact Americus campus advisor Farr at 229.931.6968 or, or advisor Michele Seay, Ed.D., at 229.931.2636 or
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