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Love Like Libby! Breast Cancer Awareness Month Activities

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


October 15th

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


October 22nd Tailgate: 4:30pm to 6:00pm Game: 6:00-9:00pm

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

A reference to Mean Girls. On Wednesdays of October, students, faculty and staff wear pink. Possibly use hashtags like #lovelikelibby and #pinkispowerful on social media.

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.

Fundraising Events:

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

Maple Street.

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


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.

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