Don’t miss the pink fountains on campus, Wednesday, Oct. 2! The water in the fountains outside the Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum will be dyed pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. This exhibition is part of Millersville University’s (MU) ninth annual Breast-A-Ville event, taking place on the promenade outside the Student Memorial Center (SMC) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors.
The yearly event is a health fair that focuses on providing resources for college-aged women and men on breast health and self-examination. Breast-A-Ville creates the opportunity to raise breast cancer awareness by inviting the MU community to an event filled with educational games and activities.
This year’s theme is “I Wear Pink For…,” and students will be able to fill in their t-shirt with a person’s name that they know has been impacted by breast cancer. Exhibitors from the Lancaster community and MU students will be in attendance.
This event was created through the Millersville Breast Health Initiative that started in honor of MU alumnus Diana Denenberg Durand, sister of Millersville University professor emeritus Dr. Dennis Denenberg and Marsha Frerichs, wife of trustee and Dr. Richard Frerichs. Durand fought breast cancer for 18 years and Breast-A-Ville is one of the ways the MU community honors her. The Millersville Breast Health Initiative began with an endowment from Deneberg and its programs include Breast-A-Ville, the Diana and Marsha Breast Cancer Awareness Center, the Diana Denenberg Durand Spirit Garden and Diana’s Dreamers.
More information on the ninth Breast-A-Ville can be found at www.millersville.edu/nursing/breast-cancer-awareness-program/breast-a-ville.php or by contacting Jenny Monn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.