Bethel McKenzie Campus Plans “Paint the Campus Pink” Week



In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bethel University will hold a “Paint the Campus Pink” week Oct. 1-4. The event is sponsored by the school’s Student Government Association.

      A number of activities will take place during the week. On Monday, Oct. 1, pink bracelets will be sold in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment from 10:30 until 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, there will be a t-shirt contest in the Vera Low Center from 10:30 until 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, there will be a sorority-sponsored bake sale in the Vera Low Center from 10:30 until 1.

     “One of the activities we will have is a luminary decorating event,” said Leanne Kerner, spokesman for the event. “Anytime during the day on Thursday, Oct. 4, luminary bags will be handed out to be decorated. This is free of charge. We really want anyone who has been touched by breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter, to come and decorate a bag.

     “Then we will have a pink rally in the quad with chalking, lighting the luminaries, and a dance and snacks that night,” Kerner said. "The campus will also be lit with pink lights. We invite everyone to come check it out."

     For more information about Bethel University’s “Paint the Campus Pink” week, contact Leanne Kerner at