Huntington University to host Breast Cancer Awareness Week

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2011-10-11
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University will commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a week-long observance from Oct. 19-26.

Information tables will be set up in the Habecker Dining Commons, and student volunteers will distribute informational brochures and pink ribbons.

In addition, luminaries in honor of or in memory of friends, family and acquaintances who have battled any type of cancer – not just breast cancer – will be sold for $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an organization offering support to young women coping with breast cancer.

A luminary lighting and prayer vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 on the central mall of campus. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome to attend. Luminaries will be available for purchase at the event.

Sheila Counterman, instructor of nursing at HU, will also lead a discussion and self-examination demonstration at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Longaker Recital Hall in the Merillat Center for the Arts. This event is for female students, faculty and staff.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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