Purple will cover Tech as students come together to raise awareness of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For one week, colleges across the nation cover their campuses in purple, the signature color of Relay, by holding campus wide activities and spreading information everywhere.Paint the Campus Purple will take place Monday through Thursday. Each day, students will target a certain area on campus to deck out in purple. Teams will also be encouraged to sign up for Relay for Life, which will take place in April.
“Every one of us has been touched by cancer in some way. That is why we’re painting our campus purple by spreading information and hosting events this week-to remind everyone that we all have the opportunity to fight back against this disease,” said Kacyn Goranson, last year’s Relay for Life chair.
Dorms will be decorating their lobbies to get points for Tech Wars. Dorms in Capitol Quad and Pinkerton Quad that are conjoined will choose one lobby to decorate. Purple and Relay for Life 2011 must be included in the theme. Stars, cancer statistics, and hope can also be included. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 15.
Giveaways will be held all week, and the French club will be selling purple crepes during dead hour Tuesday. On Thursday, students can pay 50 cents to put a painted body part on a poster that will later be given to the Cookeville Cancer Center.
The schedule for the week starts with Purple out the UC on Monday, followed by Douse Purple on Derryberry and the Library Tuesday, Dye the Dorms Purple Wednesday, and Smother South Patio Purple Thursday.
“Paint the Campus Purple is a great way to raise awareness on campus for Relay while having some fun,” said Courtney Clifford, Relay for Life special events chair. “I just hope campus comes together and gives to such a great cause.