|Mount Aloysius Invites Everyone to Take the Pink Pledge at Volleyball Outing||10/22/2012|
Cresson, Pa. – Pressing the message that early detection of breast cancer is the best road to a cure; Mount Aloysius College is joining forces with Windber Medical Center’s Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. The public is invited to “Take the Pink Pledge” promoting baseline and annual mammograms and self-exam at the “Pink Out” Volleyball game scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Mount Aloysius Athletic Fitness and Wellness Center on campus as the Mountie Ladies take on Shenandoah University.
Mount Aloysius College’s Director of Human Resources Tonia Gordon said that MAC’s “Pink Out” Volleyball game is a great way to spread the word about early detection. “Whether you’re a women or a man, breast cancer affects all of our lives,” she said. “The best way to protect ourselves, our sisters, mothers and daughters is to follow the guidelines for baseline mammogram, self-exam and early detection.”
A highlight of the Mount Aloysius program will be offering attendees the opportunity to “Take The Pink Pledge.” Game planners promise giveaways, refreshments and raffles. The evening will be lots of fun and everyone is invited.
There is no charge for admission so come on out, take the “Pink Pledge” and enjoy a great game of college volleyball.
Caption: The Mount Aloysius “Pink Out” Planners have their enormous sign-up card ready for the Pink Out Volleyball Game. Attendees are invited to take the pledge - supporting Windber Medical Center’s Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center as, together, they spread the word about maintaining breast health. The message is clear - early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Husbands and sons can make sure they support the women in their lives. And women of all ages can spread the word that breast exams, mammograms and a healthy lifestyle are all key messages as we recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shown here at Mount Aloysius College are, from left: Tonia Gordon, director of human resources; Brianna Baker, MAC’s ladies volleyball coach; Amanda Minor, chair of the department of surgical technology, and students Jamie Gill, a sophomore surgical tech major from Nanty Glo, Pa.; Emily Harrington, sophomore surgical tech student from Cresson, Pa.; sophomore Ashley Manges, a nursing student from Central City, Pa.; and Katie Minemyer, a MAC nursing student from Johnstown, Pa.