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School of Law

Elon Law goes pink to help fight breast cancer
Pink prevailed Thursday, Oct. 25 at Elon University School of Law as students, faculty and staff donned the color for Passionately Pink for the Cure, an event to raise money and awareness about breast cancer and research to help find a cure for the disease.

The event was sponsored by the Women's Law Association at Elon, staffed a table in Cemala Commons on the second floor. The group handed out bookmarks with breast cancer awareness information and pink ribbons, courtesy of Belk and Estee Lauder at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. Panera Bread of Greensboro provided cranberry bagels baked in the shape of a ribbon, and students also brought an assortment of cake, cookies and cupcakes decorated with pink icing. The group also received $182 in cash donations, which will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. In several classes Thursday, professors granted students "immunity" from questioning if they wore pink.

"This was a fun way for us to support women's issues and raise awareness about breast cancer at the same time," said 2L student Lauren Reeves, co-president of the Women's Law Association. "It's exciting to see so many people wearing pink today." In addition to Thursday's event, Reeves said the association is collecting pink lids from Yoplait yogurt containers through December. For every lid collected, the Komen Foundation donates 10 cents to breast cancer research. Lids can be placed in a specially marked pink box at Legal Grounds on the second floor. 

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Passionately Pink events can be held on any day during October by organizations across the country.