Facilities Services Pink Day Raises Awareness, Donations

Facilities Services employees Jeaneen Smith and Veronica Huff show their support during Facilities Services Pink Day.

Facilities Services employees Jeaneen Smith and Veronica Huff show their support during Facilities Services Pink Day.

UT’s Facilities Services Department recently held its second annual Pink Day to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The awareness day is an opportunity to show support and recognition for those in the department who have been touched by the disease.

“We started the initiative last year due to the fact that multiple employees in the department have been impacted by breast cancer in different ways,” said administrative specialist Veronica Huff, who spearheaded the event. “We all wanted to raise awareness within the department and on campus in support of family and friends.”

After the success of last year’s Pink Day, Huff thought that a bake sale to raise donations would be a great addition.

Her idea proved correct, and with the donation of baked goods from more than a dozen Facilities Services employees, the department’s Pink Day bake sale netted $350 during the course of the work day on October 19.

“The bake sale was an opportunity to show further support and do any little bit we can to help in hopes that one day a cure will be found,” she said.

All proceeds from the bake sale have been donated to the Susan G. Komen Knoxville foundation.

CONTACT:

Brooke Krempa (bsteve14@utk.edu)