LIBERAL, Kan. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Seward County Community College did not let either go unnoticed.
Saints Educational Support Professionals and SCCC athletics put a spotlight on breast cancer awareness.
Saints ESP rallied around Amy Knudsen, SCCC controller, in her battle against breast cancer. Knudsen is diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Through a baseball cap fundraiser, the campus organization raised $1,500 for Knudsen. Employees are encouraged to wear their Breast Cancer Awareness caps on campus each Friday in October.
The Lady Saints volleyball team held its annual Dig Pink night on October 20 to show support for breast cancer awareness. The team wore custom-designed T-shirts emblazoned with the word “Hope,” as they prepared to play.
SCCC athletics partnered with Circle of Faith, a local organization, which helps cancer patients locally and in the surrounding area with treatment costs. During the game, free-will donations went to Circle of Faith.
In addition, proceeds from the concession stand were donated to Knudsen.
To top it off Seward knocked off Colby in straight sets.
In acknowledgement of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services, which has an office on the SCCC campus, set up a table to bring more awareness to the problem of domestic violence.
Students were given information and pamphlets on domestic violence and also wrote encouraging notes and messages to violence victims.