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News release prepared by: Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705, marcia@k-state.edu

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

K-STATE'S CANCER CENTER HOSTING 'THINK PINK' QUILT EXHIBITION FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is host to the "Think Pink" quilt exhibition in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.

The exhibition, now on display, consists of quilts and other handmade items from the Konza Prairie Quilters Guild of Manhattan. The exhibition runs throughout October and can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays in 1 Chalmers Hall. The center also will have an open house from 1:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The exhibition was spearheaded by guild members Michaeline Chance-Reay, assistant professor in women's studies and secondary education at K-State, and Charlotte and Chuck Herr.

The mission of the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is to further the understanding of cancers by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education, training and public outreach. All of its programs are made possible by private donations.

More information about the center is available at http://www.cancer.k-state.edu or by calling 785-532-6705.