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

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

THE POWER OF PINK: CANCER RESEARCH CENTER'S FREE LUNCHEON RAISES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

MANHATTAN -- Ladies are invited to enjoy lunch with friends as they learn about breast health and breast cancer at the second annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave., in Manhattan.

The featured speaker, Aribel Leon-Lynn, Manhattan, will present "Breast Cancer Survivor Footprints: An Artful Journey."

While going through treatment for breast cancer at age 34, Leon-Lynn discovered her love and talent for painting. She has shown her paintings at several galleries and events in Kansas City, Lawrence and Junction City. She also is working on a book highlighting her breast cancer journey as presented through her paintings and poetry. 

The event is free and includes a soup-and-salad lunch, souvenir goody bag, educational materials and door prizes.

Advance registration is required by Friday, Oct. 7, and can be made by contacting Marcia Locke at marcia@k-state.edu or 785-532-6705.

K-State's Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is coordinating this event with support from a small grant from Susan G. Komen for The Cure.

The Johnson cancer research center works to further the understanding of cancer by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education and public outreach. Its programs are made possible through private donations.