Cater Hall Illumination for breast cancer awareness set for Thursday night

NEWS RELEASE

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The sixth annual Cater Hall
Illumination will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, to bring awareness
about breast cancer to Auburn University and the community.

Cater Hall, along with Samford Hall and the Jule Collins Smith Museum
of Fine Art, will be lit in pink after a brief program on the Cater
Hall porch. Guest speakers for the event will include cancer survivors
Pat Abrams and Assistant Professor Karla Simmons of the College of Human
Sciences. American Cancer Society representatives also will be on hand
to provide informational pamphlets. The event is open to the public.

The Cater Hall Illumination will kick off
a month-long awareness campaign and lead up to Auburn University
Mammogram Day to be scheduled for university employees, a joint effort
between the university and the Cancer Center of East Alabama Medical
Center.

The Cater Hall Illumination began in 2007 as a result of the Auburn
University Staff Council encouraging female employees to take advantage
of insurance-covered mammograms to test for breast cancer. One of the
leading medical costs for the Auburn insurance plan was for the
treatment of breast cancer, and very few employees were participating in
the mammogram testing.

The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority was also involved with breast cancer
education and awareness and joined with the Staff Council to get more
students, staff and faculty involved.

(SOURCE: AUBURN UNIVERSITY)

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