The Carrington College Sacramento campus brought Breast Cancer Awareness Month to a close in a big way on campus last week with a “Passionately Pink Day”. Staff and students pulled together to decorate their classrooms with breast cancer themes and, of course, the color pink. The classroom decorations were judged by an impartial panel, and the winning class won a classroom pizza party!
Judges visited the classrooms through the day to catch the morning, afternoon and evening classrooms that participated. They scored the classrooms based on creativity, effort, complexity and how they represented the breast cancer theme. Judges used a 1-5 score with 20 points being the highest possible.
Gabrielle Ingram, Team Lead in the Sacramento Student Finance department, and part of the campus Wellness Committee, was one of the organizers and judges:
“We are so excited for how involved everyone was in PASSIONATELY PINK DAY, both students and staff!! It was a real success, the students seemed to love it. Our colleagues definitely had fun being silly too!
This is the first time we’ve held a Breast Cancer Awareness Event and we would love to repeat it again next year. Next year we’ll be more prepared; we’ll have leaflets to pass out to each class with important facts, pamphlets that list the symptoms to watch out for, and posters to put up around campus about common breast cancer myths.
We saw the most amazing tributes to friends and family through a couple of Honor Walls to those who have passed and a Survivor Wall. Most classrooms decorated their resident skeletons and anatomical dummies, while Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting even had pink candles and teeth. Of course “Save the Ta-Tas” was a universal theme. The judging was hard!!”
Take a look at all the photos from the day on the Sacramento campus Facebook page, and if you’re keen to know who won this hard fought competition, here are the results!
- Third: Ms. Gouveia’s Medical Assisting evening class. The judges loved the pink light and decorated tables. Very Creative!
- Second: Ms. Veneece’s Pharmacy Technology afternoon class. The door was awesome and your balloons were um…hilarious!
- AND THE WINNERS…Ms. Payton’s Medical Assisting morning class with a near perfect 19.75 points!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be over until next October, but a message from the Sacramento campus –
“Please stay Passionately Pink all year round!”