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Duquesne Students Host Events to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Various student organizations at Duquesne University are working in conjunction to help support and raise breast cancer awareness among the campus community.

Members of the Duquesne chapters of the Kappa Epsilon professional pharmacy fraternity and the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority (both groups support breast cancer awareness as their national philanthropy) and the University’s Student Health Advisory Committee are sponsoring projects and events during October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds for the events will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Pittsburgh Affiliate.

Student-sponsored events at Duquesne include:

  • The fountain on Academic Walk, located between the Bayer Learning Center and Canevin Hall, will be pink for the entire month of October.
  • On the following dates, tables will be set up in the Duquesne Union where free pink breast cancer awareness ribbons and information on breast cancer and prevention will be distributed; raffle tickets will be sold for a pink fleece throw blanket featuring the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon; pink T-shirts with the words “hope, help and heal” will be sold; and pink rubber ducks will be sold.
  •   Wednesday, Oct. 3, second floor
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, third floor
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, Fall Fitness Fair, Ballroom, fourth floor
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, second floor
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, third floor
  • The campus community is invited to drop off specially marked pink lids from Yoplait yogurt in bins located across campus. The lids will be sent to Yoplait as part of their annual collection drive during which the company donates 10 cents per lid to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Campus-wide Pink Out, Wednesday, Oct. 24: the campus community is invited to wear pink or the pink “hope, help and heal” T-shirts and meet for a prayer service at noon at the pink fountain on Academic Walk. People who have bought the pink rubber ducks are invited to write the name of a breast cancer survivor/victim(?) on the duck and place it in the fountain.

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