October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this year’s October is
looking a little different for Cumberland than it has in the past. Over the summer, Libby O’Guin, the Director of Student Life, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Libby is a wife and mother of two, a Cumberland alum, and has been dedicated to her work for the students for over 20 years. Last year she won SGA’s Most Outstanding Staff Member Award for her love for the student body and Cumberland. To put it mildly, Libby O'Guin has touched the hearts of many students over the years.
This year Cumberland will be introducing the slogan “Love Like Libby” in her honor to support her and her family through this journey, with the idea that there is no one who loves quite like Libby.
October will be filled with many events for support and fundraising to help her and her family get through this chapter in her life. She has been there supporting students since she has been here at Cumberland, and it is time for us to return the favor. We encourage you to get involved and show her that same love she has shown us all these years.
Below are the events being hosted for her:
Pledge Pink by Student Government
October 3rd, 12:00-2:00pm Memorial Hall Lobby
Students can sign their name on a banner for Libby showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They will then get a safety pin with a pink ribbon on it so they can wear it or put it on their backpacks.
Nashville’s Breast Cancer Walk: Cumberland Team Love Like Libby led by Alpha Sigma Tau
Site opens: 7:00am
Walk starts at 8:00am
Location: Nissan Stadium (1 Titan Way, Nashville, TN)
Link to join the team:
Pink Arts and Crafts Day with Criminal Justice, Psy Curious, The Art Crew, and The Art of Life
October 17th, 10:30am-5:00pm
Relax and make bracelets, paint, and draw encouraging notes on the sidewalks to help raise awareness and create a relaxed environment for students.
BCM Love Like Libby Prayer
October 20th 10:45am
Front of Memorial
PINK OUT FOOTBALL GAME
October 22nd Tailgate: 4:30pm to 6:00pm Game: 6:00-9:00pm
Tailgate signup form: https://forms.gle/dVaYSLfzNiPrbLhQA
Pink Pumpkin Smash Out Cancer by Residence Life and President Ambassadors
October 24 6:00-8:00pm Location: TBD
One pumpkin per student. Students can smash their pink pumpkin in any safe way possible. Maybe barrow the sledgehammer from Student Life. RAs and PAs have the numbers to clean up after.
Decorate Bulletin Boards by AST and AOII
First week of October various bulletin boards will be decorated to educate and show support to those with Breast Cancer or people who have friends/family with Breast Cancer.
On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink
Encouraging Note Boxes by The Art of Life and Gamma Beta Phi
○ October 5th-28th
○ Boxes with pieces of paper and pens placed around campus where students,
faculty, and staff can write encouraging notes that can be given to Libby on days
she has chemo treatment.
Pink Lemonade with CU College Republicans
October 10th, 2:00-4:00pm location TBD
Selling cups of pink lemonade.
Guys in Pink Carwash with Kappa Sigma and Sigma Chi
October 11th 2:00-4:00pm behind Alumni Hall
The fraternities will be dressing in all pink to sell car washes for $5. Students,
faculty, and staff will enter through the Leeville Pike entrance, go behind the
building where the boys will be doing car washes, and then exit onto South
Pink Cake Pops to Beat Cancer with Rachel Krogman and Carol Anne Clanton
October 18th, 12:00-2:00pm Location: TBD
Cake pops for 2$ a piece.
Selling Pink Flowers with AOII and AST/ Paint Flower Pots with AFRO
October 19th Time: TBD, Located in LCC
Buy a flower for a dollar and paint a pot with AFRO. Details TBD
Hot Chocolate with Open Mic Night by The Art of Life and Gamma Beta Phi
October 20th 7:00-9:00pm
Hot chocolate is being served along with Open Mic Night. Price TBD
Steel Magnolias Donation Buckets
October 20th-23rd Thursday-Saturday 7pm Sunday 2pm
PINK OUT FOOTBALL GAME October 22
Baked Homegoods with AST and Sigma Chi and Pride Alliance
October 25th 11:00am-1:00pm
These Greek organizations will make their own pink, homemade goods to sell.
Pink Paper Flowers with FUTURO
October 26th time TBD
FUTURO can make pink paper flowers! They will make some to give to students
and even show them how to do it. Tip jar will be out.