As part of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)'s observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past October, the Planning Committee hosted a Pink Ribbon Day on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in the Rubin Campus Center from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to support those diagnosed, honor survivors, and raise awareness of and educate each other on this complex disease – Pink Ribbon Day did just that.  


During this event, community members were given a pink ribbon, encouraged to donate to various charities, and provided educational materials on the many different facets of this disease. The goal was to not only provide a symbol of visibility for what this month means, but also give our community a chance to engage with a variety of different charities who are all supporting various initiatives within the complex world of this diagnosis and learn more about their own health, how to give themselves exams, and breast cancer in individuals who are assigned male at birth or AMAB.  


After having an incredible time talking to students, faculty, and staff, we were able to supply our campus with 286 pink ribbons and both knowledge and resources to aid in raising awareness and supporting those who are diagnosed – both within and outside of the WPI community.  


If you are interested in checking out some of the information given on that day, check out the lists below. 





Educational Resources: 


Thank you to all of the members of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Planning Committee who made this event possible:  

  • Gregory Lane (Pre-Collegiate Outreach)  
  • Paige Neumann (Gordon Library)  
  • Taylor Rohena (Office of Accessibility Services)  
  • Abdah St. Fleur (the Housing & Residential Experience Center)  
  • Gina Ferraro (Talent and Inclusion) 
  • Mia-Kay Fuller (ODIME) 


The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.