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OCU Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 26, 2010 at 8:47 AM

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many members of the Oakland City University faculty, staff and students dressed up for Passionately Pink Day on campus October 20th, 2010.  Passionately Pink Day is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for a Cure.

According to Beth Barber, Chief Financial Officer for the University and Breast Cancer Survivor:

It takes something like a cancer diagnosis to “freeze frame” us in to the present.  Oakland City University helped me transition back to health.  It was a turning point from the abnormal world of cancer and treatment to feeling somewhat normal by coming in and working each day.  Friend support was amazing!  This support did not end with the end of my cancer treatment.  Friends continue to support me and other OCU survivors by participating in events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Passionately Pink Day.  Any event that brings awareness to early detection through self exams and mammography is worth having.  I am an example of a grateful survivor whose cancer was found early through mammography.


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