Auburn University to hold ‘All In, All Pink’ event for breast cancer awareness

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will hold its second annual “All In, All Pink” event Friday, Oct. 19 for breast cancer awareness from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Student Center Green Space. “All In, All Pink” will be hosted by the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach, in collaboration with the Office of Public Service and the Kappa Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

“Auburn University Outreach is pleased to be working with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and several community partners on raising awareness and celebrating life, as it relates to this very important health issue,” said Royrickers Cook, assistant vice president for University Outreach.

“We are excited about this powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community and honor breast cancer survivors and victims while raising awareness about ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.”

Festivities will include food, giveaways and entertainment provided by the Auburn University Gospel Choir and the 2009 Auburn Idol winner. There will be a brief program concluding with an “All In, All Pink” group photo and balloon release in honor of breast cancer survivors and victims.

Guest speakers will be survivors Alveta Reese and Melanie Knause.

Campus and community partners include the Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn University Healthy Tigers, Auburn University Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society, the Joy to Life Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and the Harold A. Franklin Society. Partners will be on location with informational exhibits.

Those who want to submit their survival story or ways that breast cancer has impacted themselves and their family and friends can do so by downloading and filling out the submission form, along with a photo, if possible, and emailing it to Katey Nelson at kmn0003@auburn.edu by noon on Monday, Oct. 15.

All students, faculty, staff and community are invited to attend. Off-campus participants can park at the Jule Collins Smith Museum or Village Mall and ride Tiger Transit to campus.

For more information, go to www.auburn.edu/outreach/allinallpink.htm or contact event coordinator, Ebony Craig, ezc0007@tigermail.auburn.edu.

In case of rain, the event will be postponed until Oct. 23.

(Submitted by Karen Rankin.)

Contact: Ebony Craig, event coordinator, (ezc0007@tigermail.auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)