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PAWzitively PINK™ Raises Awareness, Funding

October 04, 2015
Western Nebraska Community College holds this year's PAWzitively PINK™ breast cancer awareness event during WNCC's volleyball match vs. Northeastern Junior College Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Cougar Palace. As part of the event, WNCC Cosmetology students will be spraying hair pink, polishing nails, and putting bling strings in kids' hair.
 
PAWzitively PINK™ sells t-shirts with all proceeds donated to the Festival of Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients who live in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses as they relate to their cancer care and treatment. Short sleeve t-shirts cost $10 and long sleeve shirts are $15 for sizes youth small through adult XXXL with an additional cost for larger sizes. A limited number of shirts are available for purchase at the event. This year's t-shirt sponsors are Runza, WNCC, and Scottsbluff Screenprinting.
 
WNCC Mathematics Instructor Amy Winters helped found the annual event when she received a diagnosis for Stage 3 breast cancer in 2005. "Reminding people to get the mammograms and do monthly self-breast exams is important," says Winters. "The Festival of Hope is a great organization. I received some assistance from The Festival of Hope when I was going through my treatments and I also received a lot of community support, so I like to give back."
 
For more information about the event, please contact Winters at 308.635.6195.