October has brought about so many new things for my budding public relations career/education. Well, more education. I scheduled all of my classes for the next semester, which doesn’t seem like much. However, with the scheduling came the realization that I am half way done with my Junior year. Which means that I only have three more semesters left at LSU in the Manship School. If it sounds like I am slightly freaking out, I apologize, and it’s because I am. However, with my new schedule I also discovered that I can do an internship for credit. I decided that I want to use my current job as a videographer as an internship in order to merge my passion for public relations with broadcast journalism. I can feel myself becoming more well rounded as I type.
With the end of October also comes the end of a Susan G Komen tradition: Breast Cancer Awareness month. The participation from Komen affiliates was, quite frankly, outstanding. Pink was everywhere. You could not turn on a football game without seeing a pink ribbon smack in the middle of the screen. Additionally, all teams in the NFL changed their Twitter pictures to display pink ribbons. Clearly, real men wear pink. The Yoplait yogurt campaign “Save Lids To Save Lives” was also out in full force. Of course these are not the only affiliates who were proudly displaying pink during October, yet they were some of the most seen and publicized.
With the onslaught of pink we all witnessed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it should come as no surprise that Breast Cancer is on the forefront of everyone’s brains. For this reason, it should come as no surprise that November is the perfect time to hold registration for The Race for the Cure. Although the race will not be held in Baton Rouge until March 10, registration is beginning nice and early.
In order to stay ahead of the game, CINQ Communications will be publishing a trek on SCVNGR. Each check point on the trek will be a registration location. Additionally, there will be small incentives to come and sign up! Who doesn’t love free prizes and racing? While the trek has not yet been posted, I will be sure to post on the blog when it has.
There will be races held all over the country, and to see where and how to register in your location, please visit the National Susan G Komen Facebook, webpage, and Twitter to find your information. If you are located in the greater Baton Rouge area, be sure to look out for the SCVNGR trek! All you need is a smart phone and you’re good to go! Susan G Komen Baton Rouge will have information on their respective webpage, Facebook, and Twitter as well!