Penn State Intercom......October 4, 2001

Old Main to illuminate
breast cancer awareness

Now through Oct. 15, Old Main on the University Park campus will be bathed in pink light to honor the thousands of women lost to breast cancer each year and the hundreds of thousands who are surviving.

The local event, organized by the Appalachia Cancer Network in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is part of the "Illuminate Pennsylvania Campaign," an effort to educate the public about breast cancer. gell4

Illuminated buildings across the state will include the State Capitol, county courthouses, offices of state senators and representatives, hospitals and medical facilities and various community businesses and organizations, including Penn State Cooperative Extension.

KePRO, the state's Medicare Peer Review Organization, initiated the campaign as an extension of the Estee Lauder Foundation's international effort for breast cancer awareness, in which prominent buildings and historical landmarks are floodlighted with pink lighting.

Another event taking place across the state in October is the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" 5K walk. The walk on the University Park campus will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at the Intramural Building.

To register or for more information, call Leslie Richner at (814) 238-8908, or register the morning of the walk. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. The walk begins at 11 a.m.