Kissing for cancer: Sorority hosts fundraiser to raise awareness

Treston Lacy

To raise awareness for cancer members of Kappa Delta Chi hosted Kiss the Wall Wednesday.

Lucia Ramirez, radiology senior said, “It’s a great way to reach the student body with fun and also get the students aware of the different types of cancer.”

Thirty-two people participated in the event where they put lipstick on and kissed the poster in front of the Clark Student Center. The sorority members asked men and women to sign the name of someone they knew who is a survivor of cancer, living with cancer or passed away due to cancer.

Finest Smith, nursing freshman, said, “I know someone who fits in all categories. I fully support the awareness of cancer. People walk around not knowing other than what they see on TV and when it’s too late, they don’t have the knowledge.”

Out of 30 students, 14 said the most common form of cancer is lung cancer because of cigarettes. However, skin cancer is the most common cancer according to Cancer.org. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention state tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.

Jazmin Brown, psychology freshman, said, “I learned so much from the sisters of KDChi. I found out that skin cancer is the most common cancer. Not only did they know the information behind the common types of cancer, but they can speak first hand with their own stories. I am happy that they stepped up to the challenge to raise cancer awareness on campus and hope they will continue.”

KDChi raised $380 last spring semester selling balloons to students in honor of cancer victims and survivors. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life made its fourth appearance on campus in 2014 and KDChi let the balloons go at the end of the race.