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The Texas A&M University Cancer Society looks to raise awareness by handing out pink ribbons and hosting a “B.T.H.O. Cancer” tailgate on Saturday.
Oct. 30 before the A&M vs. Texas Tech football game, the A&M Cancer Society will be passing out ribbons for fans to wear to the game in support of the fight against breast cancer. There will be a tailgate where the organization will serve free pizza and donuts as well as offer attendees the chance to win door prizes.
This tailgate is for individuals affected by all types of cancer, it can be personally, a family member or someone who supports the cause. Leaders said they are excited about the opportunity to bring the community together in support of an issue they are passionate about.
“Saturday is important because it is a way to bring out students and members of the community for the same cause, while also having fun,” said Kathryn Klingemann, senior biology major and officer of the club. “Hopefully new friends, support groups and networks can be formed.”
Meghan Dorosk, a senior nutritional science major and another officer of the Cancer Society said one of the main goals of the tailgate is for people to share their personal stories
about cancer.
“The tailgate is designed for people to share their cancer story and know that they are not alone,” Dorosk said . “We know it is a long time frame, and we just want people to come and go as they please.”
All of the leaders interviewed said the society and the tailgate aim to help support those struggling with cancer and even doing something that seems small helps.
“That is what we are about,” Klingemann said. “We may not be able to find a cure but we can make someone’s battle a little easier knowing others are out there thinking about them.”
Christina Ruiz, a sophomore biology major and officer in the organization, said the initial plan was to do a “pink out” day, but the A&M administration would not bend on Aggie tradition.
“They want to promote wearing maroon as an Aggie tradition because the game is televised,” Ruiz said. “We are trying to advertise everyone to accessorize with pink for
the game.”
Both Ruiz and Dorosk said they have lost a loved on to cancer and that it was their driving force behind putting together the tailgate and ribbon handout.
“Like many others in our society, I’ve lost someone I loved to cancer,” Ruiz said. “I’m also a pre-med student hoping to an oncologist one day. I can’t wait to help find a cure.”
The tailgate will be located in Spence Park. It will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. The pink ribbons will be distributed in front of Kyle Field before the game begins.

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