Look for the pink fountains around campus on Wednesday, Oct. 5! The water will flow pink in the fountains outside the Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum to commence the 10th annual Breast-A-Ville – Take Three event and mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event will begin on the promenade outside of the Student Memorial Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, where different health facilities and individuals involved with breast cancer care will hand out information to attendees. Attendees can enjoy games and earn a t-shirt by presenting a completed stamp card from all of the exhibitors.
The fun continues on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster for a “Pink Out” with musical guests Bjorn Jacobsen and Robin Chambers, door prizes and other entertainment.
The Millersville women’s soccer team will host its annual “Pink out Pucillo” game this Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. against Shippensburg in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Members of the Breast-A-Ville committee will have a table set up throughout the match with pamphlets and wristbands to raise awareness about breast cancer and breast health.
Additionally, the University Store will donate a portion of all sales of the Breast Cancer Awareness Collection merchandise during the month of October to Diana’s Dreamers, the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation at Millersville.
The annual event is held by the Breast Health Initiative in honor of MU alumna Diana Denenberg Durand.
Breast-A-Ville is held to educate students on the importance of breast health and breast cancer awareness and prevention. Dr. Dennis Denenberg, professor emeritus, the event founder and Diana’s brother, says “This is an educational event with a huge component of fun attached. The goal is to help students and anyone attending to learn more about breast health for both men and women.”
Breast-A-Ville is particularly special this year as the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the 10th year anniversary in 2020.
This year’s event means a lot to Denenberg as it has been held virtually for the past two years. He explains, “This year’s event is very exciting as many students will experience Breast-A-Ville for the first time as a new generation has arrived at Millersville.”
For more information on the event: https://www.millersville.edu/nursing/breast-cancer-awareness-program/breast-a-ville.php
For more information on the event at the Ware Center: https://artsmu.com/event/we-the-people-first-fridays-presents-breast-a-ville-pink-out-for-breast-cancer-awareness-free/