Pink Hair for Hope

Elissa Sanci

In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Phi Sigma Sigma sorority held a fundraiser Wednesday Oct. 9 and Thursday Oct. 10.

Phi Sig Bake sale pink hairBaked goods, bows and pink hair extensions were sold in the Bixler-Botwinik Quad from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods ranged from brownies to cookies to cake pops; all food was made by the sisters.

Hot pink hair extensions were available for $10, and the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma stood ready to help customers. “The hair extensions are a really unique way to spread awareness throughout campus,” Junior Ashley Arminio, Phi Sigma Sigma’s Philanthropy Committee Head, said. “People see the pink hair and it always sparks a conversation.”

Pink bows were also available at the tables; each bow sold for two dollars but with the purchase of a hair extension, they were only a dollar.

WNHU played during the event on Wednesday in the quad. “WNHU played music at the event to promote and enhance what Phi Sigma Sigma was doing,” WNHU Producer Katelyn Clark said. “We like getting involved in events like these, especially when it’s for such a good cause, such as breast cancer awareness.”

On Thursday, the event started out in the quad, but after it began to rain, all baked goods and hair extensions were moved to the Jazzman’s lounge in Bartels. “We were able to overcome the things we couldn’t change, and still pulled together a successful event,” Arminio said.

“Three years ago the Eta class of Phi Sigma Sigma came up with the idea to do something in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and they wanted to do something more than just an average bake sale,” senior Jessica Jarkowski said. “And that’s where the idea of the hair extensions came from.”

The ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma raised $907.25 and all proceeds went to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.