The Jacksonville University organizations Sigma Chi, Jacksonville University Student Alliance and Baptist Collegiate Ministries will hold a philanthropic “Smashing for Cancer” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in front of Chick-fil-A in Davis Student Commons. All proceeds will be sent to the Huntsman Cancer Institute of the University of Utah, which serves thousands of cancer patients per year and provides academic and clinical training for future physicians and researchers.
The event will consist of pumpkins that have been provided by the organizations and can be bought for $2 via cash or card. There will be different booths in which to smash pumpkins, including a baseball bat, sledgehammer and more.
“Partnering with a Greek organization for a great cause seems like two big wins for our campus,” said Will Baxley, JUSA president.
The event is meant to allow students, faculty and staff to be involved in a fun and stress-relieving activity while also benefiting and supporting cancer research during the season of cancer awareness.
“I am so excited for this event,” Baxley said. “You won’t be able to ever do this much destruction to a pumpkin for this low of a cost ever again. And it directly benefits the research to fight cancer. Smash a pumpkin and smash cancer. Thank goodness I work with creative people, or else that probably would have been the name of the event.”
Click here for the event’s Facebook page.