Create a Tiktok and make a difference! The first annual “TikTok for Glock” competition is happening right now. The awesome contest is hosted by the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Washington & Jefferson College! This is such a cool fundraiser because you get to have fun, be creative, and come together–all the while staying at home. 

W&J Kappa Kappa Gamma Glock Foundation
Photo Credit: W&J Kappa Kappa Gamma

All of the proceeds go to the Glock Foundation, which raises funds to support breast cancer research, clinical trials, education, and patient care. The Glock Foundation is a non-profit started by W&J professor Carol Glock. She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer six years ago. Glock underwent a clinical trial, chemotherapy, and radiation which saved her life–she’s now cancer free. She started the foundation to help breast cancer clinical trial patients. 

On glockfoundation.org, Glock talks about the importance of clinical trials. “I founded the Glock Foundation to raise funds and inform breast cancer patients how significant and possibly life saving participating in a clinical trial can be upon their diagnosis.There is more oversight in a clinical trial than the standard care protocol. This process not only saved my life but could save the lives of so many other breast cancer patients.”

Ready for the competition?! You can either fly solo or gather your group of friends. Each entry depends on how many people are in your TikTok. One person–$5, 2-4 people–$10, 5+ people–$20. If you have a bunch of ideas, you can submit multiple videos. And if you don’t want to make a TikTok you can donate anyway!

A panel of judges will decide the TikTok champs. The winners will receive a Visa gift card! The 1st place winner gets $200, 2nd place takes home $100, and 3rd place scores you $50. The best W&J college student submission will receive $100. Start thinking of your ideas now!  

Make sure to post your TikTok on the TikTok app using #TikTokforGlock. Also, if you’re a W&J student, add the #WJCollege. There’s still plenty of time to donate–submissions can be made until May 1st. Winners will be announced May 7th!

Enter the competition here or donate here!

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Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

3 Comments
  1. KKG – Wow! You have created a thoughtful compassionate event. Looks like so much fun and the fact that all proceeds go to an amazing cause is that much more plausible. To know that you are finding the time to create this event impacted my thoughts on how much greatness we have in our community- hats of to all of you.

  2. On behalf of W&J College’s Kappa Kappa Gamma, I just wanted to say thank you so much for this beautiful article about our competition. Thank you for helping us in making a difference by spreading some awareness and a little joy during these tough times!

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