SUNY Broome continues to help our community in every way.  Helped by a giant inflatable flamingo, the SUNY Broome community recently donated $1200 to the American Cancer Society to support individuals with breast cancer.

SUNY Broome President Kevin E. Drumm and Dean of Students Scott Schuhert recently presented the American Cancer Society with an oversized pink check announcing the donation.

“We’re proud of all those who organized and participated in this effort, and look forward to getting ‘flamingoed’ in years to come,” said Dr. Drumm.

According to the SUNY Broome Press Release, "the flamingo ended up in various campus offices. To send it on its way, offices donated to the American Cancer Society, using decorated pink jugs. Organized by the Dean of Students Office, fundraising efforts also include a barbecue luncheon during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members of the campus community were also encouraged to wear pink during October to show their support for breast cancer awareness."

 “I would like to thank the SUNY Broome college community for their generous donation to our mission to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer,” said Robyn Callaway with the American Cancer Society. “It’s going to take all of us, working together, to beat this disease. These funds will help us serve patients right here in the Southern Tier with programs like our Road to Recovery program, which provides free rides to and from treatment for those who need it. Newly diagnosed patients can turn to us for wigs, emotional support, resources and more. Today, two out of three people survive cancer. Together with tremendous community support, we are working tirelessly to make that three out of three.”

[via SUNY Broome Press Release]