Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

09/12/2012 -- CCAC–North Campus Psi Beta honor students host breast cancer awareness day October 16

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus chapter of the Psi Beta National Honor Society is sponsoring its sixth annual “Get into the Pink” breast cancer awareness day Tuesday, October 16. The day’s activities include a special guest appearance from WPXI-TV news anchor and breast cancer survivor Peggy Finnegan, who, along with a representative from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will share her story and speak about the importance of early detection and treatment options. The event is free and open to the public. 

The day will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a bake sale hosted by Psi Beta honor students in the CCAC–North Campus Atrium. In addition, a Chinese Auction featuring themed baskets as well as gift certificates and other items will be raffled. Free breast cancer literature will also be available throughout the day. The bake sale and raffles will conclude at 2:00 p.m. A cancer awareness program, featuring Ms. Finnegan and others, will begin at 2:30 p.m. in room 3002 and run for approximately one hour. All proceeds from the bake sale and raffles benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

For more information on this event, contact Allison Caveglia Barash at abarash@ccac.edu or 412.369.4129 or Anne Louise Dailey at adailey@ccac.edu. CCAC–North Campus is located at 8701 Perry Highway (McCandless), Pittsburgh PA, 15237. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.