Texas State Updates: Cancer Awareness

Texas State CAMCO sponsoring
first-ever Bra Night and Fashion Show

The Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach Organization will kick off its schedule of events for 2010-11 with the Texas State Bra Night and Fashion Show on Oct. 13.

The first-ever event is part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it begins a series of activities planned by Texas State CAMCO to promote cancer awareness and prevention on campus and in Central Texas.

Texas State Bra Night and Fashion Show will be at the Alkek Teaching Theater on campus and will begin with a reception at 6:15 p.m. There will be no admission charge, and food will be provided for free.

Two door prizes — an iPad and a Dell laptop computer — will be given away during the event as well.

More than 20 student organizations will take part in a cancer bra-decorating contest, to help raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers as well. The decorated cancer bras will be modeled tastefully with jeans, and fashions from area stores also will be shown in a fashion show. Modeling begins at 7 p.m.

Sponsors of the event include the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Be the Match (the national marrow donor registry program), American Cancer Society, Texas Oncology, Texas State Office of Disabilities Services, Texas State FashioNation and CAMCOSO (the CAMCO student organization).

The fashion show is the first in a series of events planned by Texas State CAMCO, which has expanded its programs from a single month to the entire academic year for 2010-11.

Other October events include a campus-wide “pink out” and a visit to campus by the Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour, in which riders are traveling the state promoting the need for lifesaving organ and marrow donations.

The bike tour will be in San Marcos on Oct. 28, with riders arriving on campus at 1 p.m. They will be honored as well as people stricken with cancer, at George’s Tavern in the LBJ Student Center.

Texas State CAMCO also will collaborate with the Pink Heals organization in its “Pink Fire Truck” event in downtown San Marcos on Oct. 15.

It will take part in the Komen Race for the Cure, on Nov. 7 in Austin, and will sponsor a week-long bone marrow donor drive in late March on the Texas State campus.

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