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10-12-2006


Helping to Promote Pink

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - For the past several days, you may have noticed flyers around campus promoting Lee National Denim Day for Friday, October 6. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the sixth leading cause of death for women in America. In 2003, the latest statistics about breast cancer were released. In that year alone, 181,646 women and 1,826 men were diagnosed with breast cancer. It is very likely it could happen to someone you know and love; the thought is sobering when you think of it in those realistic terms.

University of the Cumberlands’ Health Education Committee helped to sponsor this breast cancer awareness project, and everyone on campus was invited to participate. For a small, tax-deductible fee of $5, many students took part in groundbreaking breast cancer research and treatment procedures leading to cancer prevention nationwide.

Many students showed their support of this project by sporting a pink ribbon and their favorite denim apparel. Though this day has already passed, donations can be made at any time throughout the year.

If you’re interested in making donations, stop by the Health, Movement and Leisure Studies main office located in the Andersen Building outside room 206. A wood drop box will be located either inside or outside the office. If you have any further questions, please call extension 4360.

For questions you may also contact any of the Health Education Committee members: Anita Bowman, Joan Hembree, Peggy Haus, Alvin Sharpe, Glenda Warren, Connie Howard, Joy White, Terry Stigall, Othella Lucas or Cindi Norton.