Bras for the Cure Raises Awareness at UW Bothell/CCC


Elizabeth Fischtziur, Director of Public Relations & Communications
UW Bothell
(425) 352-3636,
18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Dan Rinder, Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing
Cascadia Community College
(425) 352-8256,
18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Bothell, WA - The campus of Cascadia Community College and the University of Washington Bothell features unusual decorations this week: bras.

Students at both schools have decorated bras that will be displayed on campus during the week of October 26 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students, faculty, and staff are being encouraged to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness.

"It's been very rewarding to see the response. Students have been thrilled to help out and decorate bras. So many students have participated that we ran out of bras and had to get more," says Emily Reilly, Cascadia Activities Board officer. Reilly's life was touched by cancer three years ago when her grandmother was diagnosed with it.

The highlight of the week is Passionately Pink for the Cure Day on October 28. Decorated bras will be featured at a celebration from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM in the North Creek Events Center and attendees will vote to determine the best decorated bra. Items donated by local businesses will be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

"Awareness is really important. I often hear that people want to get involved, but they don't know how. Giving them an opportunity here on campus makes it easy and helps spread the word about breast cancer at the same time," says Reilly.

About Cascadia Community College: Cascadia Community College is an accredited, public community college, located in Bothell, WA. Cascadia is committed to innovative instruction in small classes that emphasize active and collaborative learning. Cascadia served over 5,000 students this year.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.