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November 11, 2010

UPJ human pink ribbon raises cancer awareness


Some 500 Pitt-Johnstown faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the community created, a human pink ribbon on the Pitt-Johnstown soccer field last month as part of UPJ’s “@ Your Service” week. This was UPJ’s third community service week. During a typical “@ Your Service” week, volunteers perform between 200 and 300 hours of service while completing an average of 25 projects. Projects are designed to address areas of vital importance to both Pitt-Johnstown and the community, and include health promotion, veterans outreach and workforce development. This year, a number of events were planned to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month. The human pink ribbon project was planned in conjunction with the Windber Research Institute, a genetic research facility, to help promote awareness of breast cancer.

In a related project during “@ Your Service” week, UPJ students raised money for the Windber Research Institute by selling breast cancer awareness wristbands, pins and T-shirts.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 43 Issue 6

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