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Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-Off Day held at Delta State

By October 1, 2009General

Alfreda Cowins welcomes the audience and explains the events scheduled for the month of October. October 2 is National Denim Day; Oct. 6 is Wear Pink Day. For the Delta State home football game on Oct. 24, individuals wearing pink will be admitted free.




Delta State University’s Center for Community and Economic Development/BEEP (Breast Education and Early-detection Project) held a Kick-off Day/ Paint the County Pink event Thursday, Oct.1, at 10 a.m. on the Delta State Quadrangle.

The event began with Dr. Wayne Blansett, Delta State vice president for Student Affairs, followed by Alfreda Cowins, BEEP program coordinator, a keynote speech by breast cancer survivor Tracie Griffin and the reading of a resolution by Bolivar County District 5 Supervisor Pete Roncoli, declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
BEEP is funded by provisions of a grant from the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Kormen for the Cure. For more information contact the Center for Community and Economic Development at 662-846-4008