CU Royalty goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Oct 19, 2023

Claflin's Royal Court


Claflin’s Royal Court aimed to educate during Breast Cancer Awareness month through their “CU Royalty Goes Pink” campaign.

The efforts were led by JonTavious Morgan and Genesis Morris, who currently stand as Mister and Miss 1869. They submitted a response detailing the overall goal of October's events.

“We believe that spreading awareness and prevention information is crucial for the Royal Court,” they said. “It's our responsibility to use our platform to educate and inform the student body about the importance of matters as such to create a more informed and compassionate campus community.” 

The information had to be accurate and accessible to the student body. The Royal Court held in-person activities and sourced the National Breast Cancer Foundation for online infographics.

“Breast cancer can affect individuals of all ages, and by raising awareness among young adults, we can empower them to take charge of their health and support their loved ones,” they said. “We want them to feel encouraged and know that they are not alone in their fight.

“Students outside of the Royal Court can join us in spreading awareness by sharing the content we post on our Royal Court Instagram page,” they said.

The Royal Court also worked with career services to further advertise and encourage participation in their in-person events.

“We encourage everyone to actively participate in events such as our Pink Ribbon Awareness wall in the cafe and our Pink Out Wellness Wednesdays to support the cause,” they said.

Though Morgan and Morris were at the front of these events, they said that all Royal Court members worked on the campaign.

“Planning the events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month was a collaborative effort with the Royal Court members,” they said “We brainstormed ideas, utilized the resources available to us and divided responsibilities among each other.”

Overall, they focused on creating effective and informative events for their community.

The students will continue to use their platforms as Royal Court members to shed light on and start conversations about topics like this.

“We will actively participate and facilitate events, share information through our social media pages and encourage open discussions about important matters like this within our university community,” they said. “It is our goal to make a meaningful and lasting impact on Claflin's campus.”

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