2016 Komen Baton Rouge Fundraising Projects

LSU MBA-Blue

Welcome to the BLUE cohort's fundraising page for More Than Pink Week!

The National Association of Women MBAs [NAWMBA]'s More Than Pink Week is new this year and is the result of NAWMBA’s efforts to extend our outreach to more women in the Baton Rouge community. It is a full week of philanthropic activities benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Baton Rouge affiliate.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1982. Since its foundation, the organization has contributed more than 1.5 billon dollars to breast cancer research, advocacy, education, and support programs in the U.S.. Currently, about 1 in every 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Although breast cancer mortality rates have steadily decreased since 1989, more than 40,000 women in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer in 2017 alone. However, in 2016 the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation announced its “Bold Goal” to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% before 2026. NAWMBA is doing our part in helping it meet that goal.

More Than Pink Week will begin on Sunday, October 8th and last through Saturday, October 14th. The week will kick-off on Sunday with some friendly competition between MBA cohorts in the Cohort Collection Competition. This online donation campaign will last throughout the week, and the cohort that raises the most funds will win a prize. This page is part of that competition. Make a donation to our cause on behhalf of the BLUE cohort by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.

On Tuesday, there will be a give back night at Lava Cantina Downtown from 1:00-9:00 pm. 15% of all business we bring in goes to our cause. On Wednesday, we encourage everyone to wear pink! There will be a group photo in the BEC courtyard at 12:00. Students can also pose for pictures with our “Insta frame”, purchase guest tickets for the tailgate, and pick up a Walk On’s flyer at the NAWMBA table in the Rotunda from 10:00 am-1:30 pm. There will be another give back night on Thursday night at the Burbank Walk On’s from 5:00-10:00 pm. 10% of the proceeds from this give back night will go to our cause! The week will culminate with the MBA Auburn tailgate and raffle on Saturday, October 14th.

Any donation is appreciated. Our event would not be possible without your generous support. Please, direct all questions regarding More Than Pink Week to nawmba.lsu@gmail.com. 

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