TablePink-Day-2012-groupPink Day in the SON

On September 16, 2012, the Rural Breast Cancer Survivor’s Study Team hosted Pink Day activities at the SON for the fourth consecutive year.

This year's goal was to raise awareness for breast health while honoring those whose lives have been touched and shaped by breast cancer. Several of our faculty, staff, and students have had personal experiences with breast cancer, and many more have dedicated their lives to caring for those affected by the disease.

Sharing the Knowledge

In addition to encouraging the SON community to wear pink for Pink Day we sold over 65 "Pink Day" t-shirts with portion of the sales going directly to fund breast cancer research.  Our volunteers set-up tables in the LRC to display a wide offering of breast-health information - including directions on how to self-administer breast exams.  Money was raised for Komen for the Cure - The Pink Lady and Associates team and the UAB Supportive Care Clinic. We shared a lot of homemade goodies and other treats with our visitors and drew names for several small door prizes. This year, we were proud to introduce a UAB SON led initiative in partnership with the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham  titled "The Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Network (YBCSN). 

Pink-SignJoin the SON Race Team

The SON will be participating in the 2012 North Central Alabama Race for the Cure. Visit the UAB SON Race Team Page and join our team!
As a member of this team, we are each playing a part in helping Susan G. Komen for the Cure® end breast cancer forever. Join or donate today.

Thank You, Thank You Very Much!

Pink-LadyThanks to our Pink Day volunteers - Pink Lady and Associates; Berne Irwin & Debbie Tanju; SON students & SNA members; Kaitlyn Gibson, Laura Sullivan, Lindsey Wallace, Rachel Kummer, Tonya Skates, Savannah Vaughn, Misty Giles, Lauren Cage, Tiffany Marx, Matt Jones, Allison Sloan, & Quin Felton; SON staff & faculty; Meredith Robinson, Angel Bailey, Rachel Benz, Ziqin Yang, Silvia Camata, Claudia Burgoa, Tory Harper, Corita Fincher, John Markle, & Aimee Holland and a special thanks to Larry Bailey and Wayne Skipper.

For more information about the UAB SON and Pink Day, contact Rachel Benz at