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Start Seeing Pink! The SIU community is working together to bring breast cancer awareness to campus. In this effort, the Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Fund was created to award scholarships and provide additional assistance to SIU students impacted by breast cancer. Every October "Pink" events and opportunities to donate will be happening all around campus. We invite everyone to participate in these awareness events and Support Like A Saluki! 

Saluki Pink Apparel

Our Online silkworm store is currently closed. Long and short sleeve T-shirts are still available at the Student Center - North Escalators now through Oct. 18 from 11am to 1pm. This year's design was created by SIU graphic design student and SIU women's volleyball player, McKenzie Dorris!


Start Seeing Pink Kick Off Event

September 26 • Student  Center • North Entrance • 11am - 1 p.m.
Join us as we have a kick-off for all things PINK on the SIU Campus. The Student Center will be the happening spot for music, food and give-a-ways to bring awareness to our upcoming Start Seeing Pink events. Be ready to place your online order for this year's Start Seeing Pink apparel - designed by SIU student McKenzie Dorris!


Dine to Donate

October • At participating restaurants
Local restaurants have joined our efforts by donating a portion of their sales to our scholarship fund. Grab a booklet of participating restaurants at any of our Pink tabling events, in the Student Center Administration Office or by downloading the Dine to Donate pdf to print out. Get ready to SUPPORT and EAT like a Saluki!

Alongi's Italian RestaurantEvery Monday in October (all day • dine-in or carryout)
Bandana's Bar-B-QTuesday, Oct. 4 (11am - 9pm)
Chili'sThursday, Oct. 6 (all day • dine-in or carryout)
Cool Spoons Frozen TreatsThursday, Oct. 6 (5pm to close)
QuatrosTuesday, Oct. 11 (all day • dine-in or carryout)
McAlister's DeliThursday, Oct. 13 (5-8pm • dine-in or carryout)
Cool Spoons Frozen TreatsWednesday, Oct. 19 (5pm to close)
Chili'sThursday, Oct. 20 (all day • dine-in or carryout)
S&B Burger JointTuesday, Oct. 25 (11am - 10pm • dine-in or carryout)
PaneraThursday, Oct. 27 (4-8pm)


Great Adventures Quarter Auction

October 15 • Student Center Ballroom D • 6 p.m. Pizza and Vendor Shopping • 7 p.m. Auction Begins
Mark your calendars for a night of fun and bidding on a variety of auction and raffle items including a kayak, hot air balloon ride, 30 person guided Touch of Nature Canoe/Kayak Adventure, tickets to Holiday World, horseback riding, merchandise from local vendors, restaurant gift cards, art and much more!! Tickets are available at the Student Center's Business Office Windows, 2nd floor. Bring your quarters for bidding or buy an "All-In" paddle for $25 and have a chance to win every auction item! Enjoy great music, Primos's Pizza, visit the large selection of vendor booths and make a night of it! This event is sponsored by Stephaney's Bargain Boutique and The Mobile Music Man. Go to our Great Adventures Quarter Auction page for all the details on how a quarter auction works, a listing of all auction items (items being added daily) and the vendors!


Human Pink Ribbon Photo

October 19 • Morris Library Lawn • 11:50 a.m.
Students, faculty, staff and the community are all welcome to wear their "Saluki Pink" and join us as we form a human ribbon to help raise breast cancer awareness across campus. Watch out for the big pink ribbon on the lawn of Morris Library prior to the event. Let's get together and show our #salukistrength


Big Pink Volleyball

October 27 • Student Recreation Center • 5 p.m.
SIU students...this is volleyball like you've never played before. Bring a group of friends and play with a gigantic pink ball. Proceeds from this event go to the Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Scholarship. 

Big Pink Volleyball Flyer

Online Registration


Dig for a Cure

October 28 • Davies Gym • 7 p.m.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the SIU women's volleyball team will host a Pink Out game on Friday, Oct. 28 against Loyola. Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness, the Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Scholarship and the Salukis! #salukistrength


Pink Ribbons

Would you like to support the Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Fund? Donations for Pink Ribbons will be accepted at the Student Center, Student Recreation Center and Morris Library. Write your name on the ribbon or the name of someone you wear pink for. You'll start seeing Pink Ribbons beginning Oct. 1, 2016. 


I Wear Pink For

October • Morris Library, Student Health Services and Student Center
Beginning Oct. 1, stop by and participate in these interactive boards by putting up a pink note describing why YOU wear PINK in October.



Are you talking about Pink events via social media? If so, use #salukistrength so everyone can stay connected and join in on the conversation!


As our Pink initiatives take place, photos taken during these events will be placed on the Student Center's Facebook page. Click here to see Start Seeing Pink 2015 photos, but check back as photos continue to be added regularly. If you have an photos you would like to submit to our "Pink" album, email them to