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‘Pink Out’ Events Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

Volleyball player Tara M. Powell uses a fork to effect a spiral design Teammate Lyndsey A. Smith wrings out dyed shirts THE color for the cause Cory D. Karges and the women's volleyball team, getting pink Lindsay M. Moye rincludes a sunshiny touch of yellow on her T-shirtOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the campus community is encouraged to show its support at the Penn College Pink Outs. The women’s volleyball team, which held its second annual Pink Out Tie-Dye event Wednesday, didn’t expect the crowd that showed up to helpheighten awareness. The number of buckets of pink dye had to be increased as the line of tie-dye creators wrapped around the side of the Field House shortly after the activity started. It was a pleasant surprise for Scott E. Kennell, college athletic director, who said, “The women’s volleyball team put on an incredible event that not only brought together the students on our campus, but also the faculty and staff. We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Therefore, it is imperative we continue supporting the advancement of breast cancer research. Adding volleyball and lots of pink to the mix just makes it more fun.” Jami L. Hughes, coordinator of intercollegiate athletics and sports information, supported the cause … and enjoyed her introduction to the colorful craft. “This was my first time tie-dying,” she said. “I had fun and got a pretty sweet shirt out of it!” She will be sporting that shirt at upcoming Pink Out events: women’s volleyball against Elmira College, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Bardo Gym, and women’s and men’s soccer vs. Penn State Beaver, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, as well as giveaways and a chance to win prizes at each event. Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer

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