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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Greek Life

Costume run to raise donations for breast cancer


UH will be overrun by costumed runners who are raising breast cancer awareness.

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi and Sigma Beta Rho will host their second annual CODE: PINK 5K Costume Run on Saturday. The run will help raise breast cancer awareness, and proceeds will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Participants who register for the event can dress up in character to show their support.

Sigma Beta Rho Vice President Kenny Cuevas said both chapters were looking forward to the event all semester.

“The fact that we can help donate toward a good cause and also have a chance to have fun is rewarding,” Cuevas said.  “We have our superhero costumes ready to fight our way to a cure.”

The event will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. starting at Lynn Eusan Park.

The runners will start at the park, loop around campus and return to the starting point. Participants will be given goodie bags filled with a T-shirt, protein bars, fruits and water.

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Vice President Kim Vu Tran said she wants the participants not only to help out the community, but to have fun while doing it.

“I want people to understand that the purpose of why our organizations exist is because of our philanthropy and what good we can do for our community,” Vu Tran said.

The first three runners to finish will be awarded medals, and the first-place winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. Cuevas said he would like everyone to enjoy the race and appreciate the footprint they are leaving toward a promising future.

“Every small contribution helps; when many put in at least some small effort, the tide starts to change in favor of the similar goal we are trying to achieve,” Cuevas said.

Participants can register online for $25 before the event or register the day of the event for $35 at yellowcheetah.com/codepink. Participants who are unable to run can also donate at gofundme.com/86voo8.

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