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AU once again 'Passionately Pink for the Cure'

Alfred University students, faculty and staff are putting on the pink again this year to promote breast cancer awareness.

The Passionately Pink committee, chaired by Tim Mordaunt, a junior accounting major from North Tonawanda, is already planning to mark October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the University, with a series of activities.

Tee-shirts promoting the Passionately Pink cause are already on sale at the Alfred University Bookstore. As with all Passionately Pink events on campus, proceeds from the sale of the shirts benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports breast cancer awareness and research.

"Just wearing pink proudly, across campus, to class, to meetings, to speakers, to athletic events and within the Alfred community raises awareness," said Brenda Porter ’93, residence life director and advisor to the committee.

Pink Week begins with the sale of pink hair extensions for $5 each; they will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3 in Powell Campus Center.
The fourth annual Pink Picture - everyone on campus and in the Alfred community is invited to participate - is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in front of The Brick residence hall. Those who are in the photo are being asked to "wear your best pink."

The annual Pink Out football game is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Merrill Field against Hartwick College. The Saxon football team will wear touches of pink - shoelaces, wrist bands, athletic tape - to show their support for the cause, while those in the stands are also being asked to wear some pink (along with their purple and gold!).

A "Party in Pink" Zumbathon® will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in McLane Center. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for participants. Tickets may be obtained by calling Denise Eck, Zumba® instructor, at 585.808.3473 or by contacting the Office of Residence Life, Bartlett Residence Hall.

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