Daytona Beach Campus

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Embry-Riddle Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Daytona Beach, FL., October 9, 2013

A variety of events and fundraisers will be taking place at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus during October to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This week: The Women’s Ambassador Program will be selling pink t-shirts all this week for $7 in front of the Student Center and at the campus Industry/ Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink on Friday, Oct. 11 at the women’s soccer game at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Complex.

This week and next: From now until Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Women’s Ambassador Program will be accepting donations of $2-$5 for a pink ribbon to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month from ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) students. A donation will excuse ROTC students from wearing uniforms on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Oct. 20: The public is invited to join the Party in Pink Zumbathon for a $10 donation Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the ICI Center. Over 200 people participated in the dance-fitness event last year. For more information, contact Shannon Ryan at (386) 788-1000. Click here for a map of the campus.

Oct. 26: The Women’s Ambassador Program will be leading a team of faculty, staff and students at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.

Embry-Riddle Women Ambassadors strengthen the bond between prospective female students, current students and alumni by working together to form a healthier and more diverse future for the University. For more information on the Women’s Ambassador Program, contact Shaesta Waiz, Women's Ambassador Coordinator, at (386) 226-6122.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to services.

CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu

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