Annual Pink and Black Ball returns to OU
For just $15 in advance or $20 at the door, you can help the Women’s Outreach Center raise funds and awareness at it’s 9th annual Pink and Black Ball Saturday with all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate.
The semi-formal soirée will be held in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event is alcohol-free, according to the Pink and Black Ball’s website, but there will be mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a mashed potato bar serving “potatotinis” and a chocolate fountain.
K.C. Moore, a Susan G. Komen graduate assistant from the Women’s Outreach Center, has high hopes for this year’s event.
“For this year’s Ball, we hope to raise over $10,500 for Komen and have over 400 attendees,” Moore said.
According to the website, festivities will include food, a photo booth and dancing. There will be a live band playing jazz music for the first hour, followed by a disc jockey playing club music for the remainder of the night.
There will also be a raffle, Moore said. One raffle ticket costs $1 or you can buy eight tickets for $5. According to the website, prizes for the raffle include a basketball signed by the OU women’s basketball team, personal training sessions at Huston Huffman Fitness Center, gift certificates and a spa day.
Pre-nursing sophomore Bliss Brown is excited to attend and volunteer at Saturday’s event. Brown said she is personally invested in the event because she has had family, friends and teachers affected by breast cancer. She said the Pink and Black Ball is a special event for so many people.
“I’m proud to attend a university that holds events like the Pink and Black Ball to help support Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” Brown said.