Students get creative with “Build A Button”

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board re-launched one of their programs, “Build A Button.”

The first “Build A Button” event was January 2016. This time, the event was Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Memorial Student Center.

Participants paid $1 to turn a photo of their choosing into a button. Participants can also choose to make a photo using CAB’s pre-made backgrounds and fonts.

CAB staff members printed out the photo, cut it into a circular shape and put it in the button maker machine to finalize the product. It usually takes 10 to 15 minutes to make a custom button.

CAB’s director of public relations Baily Turner said the money received from this event will be donated to the Thunder Dance Marathon, a charity dance event run by Marshall students to raise awareness and money for children affected by chronic medical conditions as well as pediatric cancer research. Participants who dance in the marathon will have to go without stopping for 12 hours.

This year the Thunder Dance Marathon will be held at Cam Henderson Center. Participants will start dancing at 10 p.m. April 1 and continue to 10 a.m. April 2.

“We hope to raise as much money as possible,” said CAB volunteer Savannah Dukeman. “I mean, it’s for the children so whatever we can raise is great. Right now, we are looking at a good amount of around $40, so hopefully we will get more.”

“Build A Button” will continue Wednesday at the same time and place.

Son Nguyen can be contacted at [email protected].