Climb For Komen

Several students at the University of Oklahoma participated in the Climb For Komen event during the months of March and April. All proceeds from the event went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest nonprofit organization fighting against breast cancer. Students paid a five dollar registration fee to reserve an hour of instruction on the rockwall at the Huston Huffman Center on campus and received a Komen for the Cure t-shirt.

The event also included an informational session where students learned about breast cancer and how to help prevent the disease. Climbing slots were available March 24th, 26th and 30th, as well as April 1st, 3rd and 6th.

“I really like what the Komen Foundation and the Women’s Outreach Center are trying to do,” Carlie Carpio, Construction Science sophomore and Climb For Komen volunteer, said. “One of my mom’s friends actually had [breast cancer] and she is like an aunt to me.”

For more information about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure visit the website or contact the Women’s Outreach Center of OU at or by calling 325-4929.

Listen to the clip below to discover some interesting facts about breast cancer.


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