FAMU SGA hosts Pink Out Carnival

Students enjoying the Pink Out Carnival hosted by SGA.
Photo submitted by Kalen Johnson. 

The quad on Florida A&M University’s campus was dedicated to breast cancer awareness from the start of the day to the very of Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the space was occupied for the “Release the Pink” breast cancer awareness balloon releasing ceremony at FAMU’s Eternal Flame.

Students assembled on the quad again for the Pink Out Carnival hosted by SGA late Wednesday night.

DJ Loosekid provided his music stylings, creating a party vibe almost similar to the atmosphere at Set Friday.

SGA pulled out all the stops for students to unite and help raise awareness of breast cancer.

African-American people have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. for most cancers.

Myles A. Millsap, the 19th Mr. FAMU, said, “This event is very important and special. I have a few family members that have breast cancer and have lost their lives to breast cancer.”

Among the plethora of pink shirts in the crowd, there were a few students dressed in costumes for Halloween.

Students were participating in scavenger hunts and various games that allowed them to have fun while learning the facts of breast cancer.

“From this event, I learned that both women and men are capable of having breast cancer,” said Angelika Lowder, a pre-medicine major and member of Black Women in Medicine.

The quad resembled a state fair minus the ferris wheels and fried Oreos. Instead, SGA provided students with freshly popped popcorn, an immense amount of candy, and a bounce house.

In addition, the student body had the opportunity to take a swing at FAMU’s student government president, David Jackson, at the dunk tank station.

SGA made a continuous effort to make the most out of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Last week, Senate members hosted a “Pink Out” Senate meeting, decorating the chambers with pink balloons and ribbons.

Secretary of Student Welfare and Communications, Percy Henry, said, “SGA’s overall goal was to educate students in a fun manner while having them come together to engage with one another.”