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Press Release for Tuesday, September 27, 2005

On the Way to the Cure—Komen on the Go Makes Stop at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

On the Way to the Cure—Komen On the Go community educational tour, part of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, will be taking important information about breast health and breast cancer directly to students and the community at the University of North Florida from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 on the campus green, located in front of the Fine Arts Center.

The goal of the 14-week, 34-stop tour is to engage all generations in the fight against breast cancer by driving them toward a better education about breast health, breast cancer and a deeper commitment to practical, everyday habits that could save their lives. UNF is the only tour stop in North Florida.

Each stop along the route will feature Komen’s bright pink trailer, which converts into an interactive learning center, complete with computer kiosks, materials about breast cancer, breast self-examination guides, information about opportunities for local involvement in breast health awareness activities, tips on how to be an effective co-survivor as well as local and regional resources for additional breast health information.

The tour will also feature an 8-foot graffiti wall to give students an opportunity to share a memory or pledge their support in the fight against breast cancer. The wall will remain on campus as a poignant reminder of the role each person plays in eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Prizes and giveaways will include iPod products, pre-paid calling cards and much more.