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ACS ‘paints the town purple’ to promote Relay for Life

Ella Orchard-Blowen


Staff Writer


On November 15, the HUB fireplace was full of purple. The American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted its second annual, Paint the Campus Purple event.  There were two huge tables draped with purple tablecloths, one covered with tiny little purple ribbons and Sharpies on which people could write the names of any loved ones who may have battled cancer. This event was a way for students at PSU to learn more about the second annual Relay for Life event that will be hosted by the club in April. 

Treasurer, Kaila Menard shared that this event is to stir up talk for Relay for Life. This event is huge for the club, with Menard adding: “Pretty much the entire HUB is booked, it’s gonna be a really big event. High schools come in [and] a lot of student organizations are already signed up. It’s going to be fantastic.” 

This is the second time the ACS will be hosting this event, but they are expecting an even greater turnout than last year. Menard speculated this year will be “triple the size of last year” with ACS inviting vendors and entertainers, including having a stage for bands to perform on.

ACS plans to hold its second annual dodgeball tournament in the spring. “It’s going to be two weeks long and we are actually going to be giving out medals,” Menard shared. There hasn’t been an official date made for this event yet, but the club is hoping for sometime in February or March.

These events are extremely important not only for the ACS but for Plymouth State as well. They bring the student body together, to work together for a good cause. For more information on how to get involved with the ACS, you can follow their Instagram account, @acs.psu and they hold meetings on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm in Hyde 115. Relay for Life will take place April 14. in the HUB courtroom.