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Cancer awareness week events planned, April 1-5

Princeton Against Cancer Together presents "Cancer Awareness Week: Research, Remembrance and Reaching Out," Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5. All events are open to the public.

The events are planned as follows:

  • Monday, April 1: Commemorative painting, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the 100 level of Frist Throughout the week, you may dedicate a space in memory of a loved one or friend affected by cancer on a commemorative painting called "Becoming Light." The painting will be permanently displayed in Frist.

  • Tuesday, April 2: Blair Arch sing, 10:30 p.m. Members of campus a cappella groups will provide brief comments and dedicate songs to family members and friends touched by cancer.

  • Wednesday, April 3: Panel discussion with President Shirley M. Tilghman, 7:30 p.m. at Prospect House. Tilghman will lead a panel discussion to celebrate Princeton's role in the fight against cancer. A reception will follow.

  • Thursday, April 4: Remembrance Service, 7:30 p.m. at the University Chapel. A "Becoming Light" candlelight vigil will take place on the steps of the University Chapel with Shere Khan. A reception in Murry-Dodge will follow.

  • Friday, April 5:
    Guest speaker Nancy Healy, 4:30 p.m. in 307 Frist.

    Healey, co-director of the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA Princeton and the co-chair of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation New Jersey Race for the Cure, will speak about her struggle with breast cancer and offer suggestions on ways the community can offer assistance.

    Performance by Leslie Nuchow, 8:30 p.m. in the Colonial Club Coffeehouse. Lilith Fair musician Leslie Nuchow will perform and speak about how she started Virginia SLAM!, an organization committed to exposing corporate deception and exploitation. Leslie is a Brooklyn, New York-based singer/songwriter and activist. Refreshments will be served.

    This event is sponsored by The Venture Fund , USG Projects Board , the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students , The Genomics Institute , the department of Molecular Biology, Health Professions Advising , the Anthropology Department , Princeton Against Cancer Together, Organization of Women Leaders , and The Pride Alliance .

    Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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