Auburn University to hold All In, All Pink breast cancer awareness event Oct. 21

Published: October 19, 2015
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Auburn University's fifth annual All In, All Pink event to promote breast cancer awareness will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Auburn University Student Center green space. The event is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach in collaboration with the Kappa Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend.

"Auburn University Outreach is pleased to be working with university and 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. "Through Outreach, Auburn is committed to improving the quality of life of Alabamians."

Cook said the event serves as a 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.

Entertainment will include food, giveaways, information exhibits and a performance provided by the Auburn University Gospel Choir. There will be a brief program concluding with an All In, All Pink group photo and balloon release in honor of those affected by breast cancer.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Kathy Kyle, student services coordinator, the Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Nancy Merner, assistant research professor, Drug Discovery and Development Department, the Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Joel C. Pittard of Lee Obstetrics and Gynecology

Campus and community partners will be on location with informational exhibits:

  • Pack it up club, the Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • SNPHA, Student National Pharmaceutical Association
  • Phi Delta Chi Leadership Fraternity, the Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Joy to Life Foundation
  • Equal Access Auburn, the Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • NSBE National Society of Black Engineers
  • Auburn School of Nursing
  • American Cancer society

Off-campus participants may park on the top level of the Stadium parking deck on campus. For more information, go to www.auburn.edu/allinallpink or contact program coordinator Jasmyne Pollard at jkp0015@auburn.edu.