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10-05-2011


Think Pink - Support Patriots for the Cure

 


Williamsburg, Ky. - The month of October is all about PINK. University of the Cumberlands (UC) is celebrating Denim Day on Friday, October 7th as the kickoff event on campus for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Join UC by slipping on your favorite denim and pink to support the cause.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

“The goal is to draw awareness to the issue and have as many people participate,” says Dr. Anita Bowman, a UC faculty member, organizer and supporter for BCAM at University of the Cumberlands. “Cancer has touched the lives of many people on this campus. More have been able to fight this disease because of the support and knowledge provided from groups such as this.”

Did you know that one in every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime which is one every three minutes! To help with the cause the UC Health Education Committee is sponsoring the sale of pink tie dye t-shirts made by the UC Cheerleading team. The cost of the shirt will be $12. Sizes are available in small to 2X. They can be purchased in the HESS department in the Anderson Luecker building in room 206.

This is a local fundraiser for the Tri-County Cancer Coalition, which supports cancer patients in Whitley, Laurel, and Knox Counties. The Tri-County Cancer Coalition is a non-profit organization made up of many health agencies, cancer survivors, cancer patients, and concerned citizens. They are dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy to those who have experienced cancer, or are now experiencing cancer. The organization looks to assist cancer patients and survivors in reclaiming their lives. The vision is to achieve this through compassion, commitment, knowledge and support.

In the U.S., there were 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,840 deaths from breast cancer in 2010.There are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today. Help support the cause. Think PINK!

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article Provided by Hannah Taylor, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant