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Baker College of Jackson to ‘Pink Out’ Its Campus Oct. 24 to Raise Awareness, Funds to Fight Breast

October 18, 2013

Community invited to participate
JACKSON, Mich. – Baker College of Jackson will Pink Out its campus Thursday, Oct. 24, to raise awareness for breast cancer and support breast cancer research, according to Patricia A. Kaufman, Ed.D., Baker College of Jackson president.

Students and faculty are encouraged to wear pink on Thursday. Donations to Susan G. Komen® for breast cancer research are being collected Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 22-24.

“We expect strong participation by our students and faculty because of the number of families affected by breast cancer,” Kaufman said. “It’s personal to many people, plus it’s a good message because early detection can save lives.”

Kaufman said that members of the community are invited to wear pink on Thursday and make a donation on campus.

Donations will be accepted in the admissions office Tuesday and Wednesday and in the Student Center on Thursday. The first 150 people who donate $10 or more will receive free Baker College of Jackson breast cancer awareness t-shirts.

Kaufman noted recent statistics from the American Cancer Society:

  • About one in eight, or 12 percent of the women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • Death rates from breast cancer, now at about one in 36 (about three percent), have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

For more information about Baker College of Jackson’s Pink Out activities, email kevin.pnacek@baker.com or call the admissions office at 517.788.7800.

The Baker College System
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