October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will host several events to heighten awareness and bring the campus community together to support the fight against breast cancer, while celebrating survivors and those currently battling the disease. In addition, the Health and Wellnesscenter will spearhead a visual awareness campaign that plans to engage the Cheyney community and further spread information on breast health and breast cancer.
Here are few related activities happening at CU during the month of October. Please continue to follow Cheyney’s official social media pages for more information:
On Tuesday, October 10, Miss Cheyney University 2017-18, Nina-Simone Beaver hosted “Kiss Away Breast Cancer.” Students, faculty and staff rocked their favorite shade of pink lipstick and kissed breast cancer goodbye on the kiss board. Along with their kiss, visitors signed their names or shared a note of encouragement. Throughout the event, the new Miss Cheyney, who will receive her crown at next Wednesday’s Coronation ceremony, shared materials on breast cancer with participants and all who strolled by.
Beaver has also declared that on Tuesday’s we wear pink – at least during the month of October. She is challenging CU to swap their traditional Cheyney blue for the softer hue of pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Those looking to take part in this Tuesday challenge on social media are asked to use the hashtags, #CUPink and #Pinktober.
For more photos from the “Kiss Away Breast Cancer” event, visit our Facebook page.
If you love shooting hoops, come rack up points for charity. Join The Cheyney University D.I.V.A.S for “Score 4 the Cure” on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cope Hall Gymnasium. The cost is $1 for students and $3 for faculty and staff.
The D.I.V.A.S will also team up with The Sisterhood on Friday, October 13, to shake for a cure. The student organizations will host aDance-a-Thon from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the Marcus Foster Auditorium. The cost is $2 for students and $5 for staff and faculty.
Proceeds from both event will go to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. For more information, contact or visit the Office of Student Activities at 610-399-2250.
To close out the month, on Friday, October 27, the Health and Wellness Center wants the campus community to ‘Rep Ur Pink’ and wear pink as a way to display continued support. All who participate are asked to take a selfie in your pink and share it via social media using the hashtag: #CheyneyURepPNK4TheCure
To learn more about breast cancer, early detection, how you can help – and more, visit nationalbreastcancer.org. Students, faculty and staff can also visit Tia Brown, Associate Director of Student Health & Wellness Programs in the Health and Wellness Center or contact 610-399-2260 for more information.