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Citadel News Service
6 Dec 2011

Graduate College SGA raises $600 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Citadel Graduate College’s Student Government Association led a fundraising effort that has resulted in a $600 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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“The SGA chose the Susan G. Komen for the Cure because we wanted to give back to the local community,” said Samantha Baird, SGA vice president. “Many members of the SGA know someone that has been affected by breast cancer.”

The fundraising effort began during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A specially designed “Fight like a Bulldog” pink ribbon t-shirt was sold in the weeks leading up to The Citadel’s Oct. 29 football game. The remaining shirts were sold during November.

In addition, The Citadel Athletic Department generously donated one ticket to that game with each t-shirt sold.

“It was our pleasure to assist the graduate students in the SGA with their fundraising efforts for such a worthy organization that does so much to promote breast cancer awareness and research,” said Athletics Director Larry Leckonby.

This was the first fundraiser that the SGA has done for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“The fundraiser was a huge success and we are hoping to make it an annual fundraiser for the month of October,” said Baird.

The SGA is an elected body of students that represent the graduate and evening undergraduate students at The Citadel. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s single largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

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