Breast Cancer Awareness Week to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

As part of the nationwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Week will take place on the Truman campus Oct. 2-6.

A full slate of activities is planned to honor those with breast cancer, as well as to celebrate their courage and grace. Throughout the week, service sorority Alpha Sigma Gamma will be sponsoring “Bras on the Quad” on the University Quadrangle to help raise awareness for breast cancer. People are invited to stop by their tables to vote on their favorite bra, buy T-shirts to support breast cancer research and receive more information on breast cancer awareness.

Deb Bollman from the Young Survivor’s Coalition will be speaking about her experiences with breast cancer from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Magruder Hall 2001. Alpha Sigma Gamma is sponsoring the event.

A Breast Cancer Awareness Week Vigil, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Gamma, will take place from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Flame to the Second Century, located directly north of Kirk Memorial. The vigil will take place in rememberence of breast cancer victims.

The week concludes with “Passionately Pink for the Cure” on Oct. 6. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear pink that day to support the Passionately Pink for the Cure program in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Alpha Sigma Gamma is sponsoring the campus portion of this event. The Cancer Support Group of Kirksville is sponsoring the community effort on behalf of the Mid-Missouri Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Contact Nadia Mozaffar at, or by phone at 785.5059 for more information.
Previous Next