Swing Phi Swing: Benevolence Is More Than Just Black and White

By Paige Mitchell

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated is actively making a positive impact on campus and the community this school year.

Back on Saturday, Sept. 22, they hosted the 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk which took place in the Health & Wellness Center.

The breast cancer event gave Lincoln students a chance to come together and walk for the cure and make donations that go towards the American Cancer Society.

Jessica Jean, President of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated said, “This is the biggest event planned for the fall semester of 2012, and it came together very well.”

Jean went on to say that the organization raised $178.00.

All money raised through their event was sent to the American Cancer Society on October 19.

Motivated to raise as much money as possible, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated, along with numerous other campus organizations were invited to rent tables to also promote breast cancer awareness and collect donations at the event. Other organizations at the event also promoted their organizations and awareness of other health issues.

Not only was this program educational, but it was also an enjoyable social event for a great cause.

Ayana Welch who participated in the event said, “This was an amazing event that I will remember forever. We have to do all we can to let everyone know the dangers of breast cancer, and how to prevent and treat this fatal disease.”

Volunteer in the walk for the cure, Kenya Burton said,” Last year Swing Phi Swing held this same event, which I heard was amazing. This year I had to see for myself how an organization
could come together and promote unity while spreading and supporting awareness. Awesome event!”

Yasmin Ismail, member of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship said, “This year my sisters and I wanted to make the event bigger and better, and I believe we have conquered just that. We
utilized the new Wellness Center, and let other organizations set-up tables and support with us. It is really important that we promote campus unity in a positive way. This is an event we plan to hold for years to come.”

The organization is currently hosting a clothing drive until Nov. 30.

With the success of their last event, Swing Phi Swing should have no problem promoting their newest cause.

A flyer for the clothing drive was sent to all university faculty, staff and students. The drive started Nov. 12 and will end Nov. 30.

The organization will be doing door-to-door collect of the following items: scarves, coats, gloves, hats and other winter apparel.

Donations from the drive will go to The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

 

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