The Power of Pink

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Tyler Belan
Public Relations Director
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(425) 931- 6635
twbelan@hotmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CWU Agency plans to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wearing pink will be used to help spark interest in supporting cancer responsiveness

ELLENSBURG, WA- October 10, 2013:

On Monday October 14, 2013 in Black Hall 151 at 3:00pm students of Central Washington University’s Communication Agency plan to all wear pink in order to bring attentiveness and support to this month’s Breast Cancer Awareness.

The CWU Agency is a group of responsive and highly motivated individuals that are working hard to produce quality public relations work throughout Ellensburg. The outreach CWU Agency hopes to accomplish is that there are compassionate people out in the world that truly care to support those families, friends, and victims that are currently battling breast cancer.

“I find it important to show support for causes such as breast cancer awareness because many people that we know and love know someone or have been affected by this terrifying disease,” said Hailey Nelsen, current CWU Agency Director.

The excitement of the class to participate in this ordeal has risen as the date quickly approaches. Helping others and being promotional and caring is what CWU Agency is striving to accomplish.

“Central Communication Agency is compiled of some of Central Washington University’s most influential communication leaders that have the opportunity to bring breast cancer awareness to the CWU community,” Nelsen said.

For more information contact Hailey Nelsen at nelsenha@cwu.edu or call (509) 304-8274

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About Central Communication Agency: At
 Central 
Communication
 Agency, 
we
 collaborate 
to
 implement 
both
 traditional 
and 
online
 communication
 tools. 
As 
a
 team, 
we 
will
 work 
together
 to 
help 
our
 clients 
succeed
 in
 whichever
 ways 
they 
see
 fit
 and
give 
them
 unique
 options 
to
 raise 
the
 level
 of
 awareness 
of
 their 
products
 and
 services. 

 We are CWU’s
 strategic
 communication, 
 student run, 
 full‐service 
agency. 

 Housed
 out 
of 
the
 CWU
 Communication 
Department
 in
 the 
College 
of 
Arts
 and
 Humanities, 
 Central
 Communication 
is 
a 
course
 at
 CWU
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as 
COM
481: Central Comm Agency.

On Monday October 14th, 2013 the Central Washington University Agency crew berated the classroom with pink attire. The month of October is famous for it’s labeled, Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the famed Susan G. Komen Foundation. In ordPinker to help bring awareness and show their provision for the cause, nearly 40 students and staff clothed themselves in a smattering of pink shades.

“Having group understanding of what something as simple as a color means in relation to the cure of something that effects so many people is great to see. When individual’s work together, a cure is attainable, as well as a support net for those effected,” said senior public relations major, Ryan Centioli.

Ryan himself has two friends whose mother’s dealt with breast cancer and conquered the encounter.

According to cancer.org, “Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are:

  • About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer.”

These real-time stats are nerve racking to see in this strong nation of hard working and self-driven individuals. Bringing awareness is just one step towards the combating process.

“I find it important to show support for causes such as breast cancer awareness because many people that we know and love, know someone or have been affected by this terrifying disease,” said Hailey Nelsen, current CWU Agency Director.

The harsh reality of this disease and the negative effective it has on lives, nationally, is disheartening. However, by taking these minor steps as a group, just maybe, others will follow suit to combat this trepidation.

Bibliography:

American Cancer Society (2013, 10 01). What are the key statistics about breast cancer?. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-key-statistics

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