Edmond's University of Central Oklahoma is turning pink for breast cancer

The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond is recognizing the fight against breast cancer this week. Paint the Campus Pink Week ends with a volleyball tournament.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 27, 2013
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— Students at the University of Central Oklahoma are participating in the fight against breast cancer with an observance named Paint the Campus Pink Week.

“Attending these events is not only a fun way for students to be involved, but it is also a great way for Campus Activities to tie educational topics into our programming on campus,” said Courtney James, Campus Activities assistant director.

“One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Based on our current enrollment at Central, this translates to 1,244 female students being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives,” James said.

Students started the week Monday signing pink ribbons that have been placed across the Edmond campus to remind students about breast cancer and the fight for a cure.

Special activities were planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Broncho Lake.

Also on Thursday, faculty and staff are invited to dress down in jeans and pink for “Pink Day.”

The Breastival Festival will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Nigh University Center. The event, called “Invasion of the UC,” is in conjunction with the Student Programming Board. Free fair-style food, sumo wrestling, big show basketball, crafts and arcade games will be featured.

Also, a Big Pink Volleyball tournament will be held Monday through March 7. Team members will play with a four-foot, pink volleyball. Cost to participate is $5 person. The tournament will be at the university's Wellness Center.

To register, call 974-2363 or go to www.uco.edu/bigpink.


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