Kent State Communication Studies Students Fundraise for Breast Cancer Research

Communication studies students Tyler Danielson and Morgan Smith recently started a fundraiser to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in their efforts of finding a cure. The BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the United States in raising awareness and has funded over nine million hours of research since 1993.  

Danielson and Smith decided to create this fundraiser during October, which is breast cancer awareness month, knowing it would be the best opportunity to receive donations to support research. While researching this particular cause, they created their fundraising page around the title Kent State Supports.

Their fundraising page has received numerous donations since September, which marked the beginning of the campaign. Danielson and Smith’s overall goal is to raise $5,000 by Dec. 2, 2015.

Both students have been circulating flyers that highlight information about their campaign and how people can do their part in supporting breast cancer research. Participants can go to their webpage as well as share the campaign information via social media using the hashtag #kentstatesupports.

Teaming up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has given the students the opportunity to network with other campaign leaders. One of the top breast cancer research supporters and major inspiration to the campaign is Susan G. Komen.

According to the Susan G. Komen website, it is estimated around 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors) will be reported in 2015.

The campaign has required a lot of hard work and many hours of reaching out to people through a variety of information channels. However, the campaign has given Danielson and Smith the opportunity to make a difference like the many breast cancer supporters before them.

The students said they are honored to be a part of something greater than themselves and the true satisfaction from their campaign has been seeing participants getting involved and really taking the severity of this disease to heart.


POSTED: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:31pm