Get involved, be prepared

By Jaclyn Freese
October 23, 2003

Ryan Norris

Yogurt lids, wine bottles, baked goods, beer and soda tabs and jewelry. What do these very different items have in common? They are being bought or collected to help for a good cause.

Breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. There are many different things college students can do to help promote awareness breast cancer.

Pink is the universal breast cancer awareness color. Men can buy their sweetie pink jewelry from, which has an array of pins, bracelets, charms a nd necklaces in pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Women can support the make-up company Avon and their crusade for breast cancer research. Every year, Avon sells limited edition items for breast cancer support. Last year, Avon sold special edition pens with large pink ribbons engraved on them. The proceeds go to various breast cancer charities and organizations.

For the health nut and calcium craver, Yoplait yogurt company gives a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer research for every one of the lids from the yogurt container mailed to them.

The sophisticated, 21-year-old student can purchase a bottle of Sutter Home white wine. A portion of the proceeds goes to breast cancer research. The wine is available at all area liquor stores.


Every year, Cabrini participates in the AIDS walk held in Philadelphia. A group of Cabrini students go every year to walk for the cause. They raise money usually selling baked goods or other useful items. Danelle Kressirer, a junior marketing major, has been a manager for the walk in the past, along with her roommate, junior elementary education major Liz Ritter.

“The walk was neat,” Kressirer said. “We met up with students from all different schools when we got there and then we walked the eight miles together.”

This year, members of the Ethnic Student Alliance participated in the AIDS walk, which took place on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Tab collection

Walking around campus, one has probably seen the large amounts of soda or beer can tabs collected in massive quantities. The tabs are used to help support the Ronald McDonald House, which houses families of children that are ill and in the hospital.

Assistant director of admissions, Danielle Avicoli-Clemmer, and her college success class jump-started the aluminum tab campaign in order to help make a difference.

Freshman criminal justice major Meredith Pia is in Avicoli-Clemmer’s college success class and loves collecting the tabs.

“I had a bunch of my roommates collect the tabs,” Pia said. “it is really nice to give back.”

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