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MTSU center, domestic violence organization collect new bras to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating to the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students’ bra drive.

The Anderson Center will staff a table with information about the impact of breast cancer Friday, Oct. 15, where resources will be available from the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center of Rutherford County and MTSU Student Health Services, as well as the JAC.

Maigan Wipfli, director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students

Maigan Wipfli

“The June Anderson Center thought that this would be a great donation for both breast cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, combining both campaigns into one,” said Maigan Wipfli, JAC director.

“This is an important month for the recognition of two critical issues disproportionately affecting women of all ages in our community.”

From Monday, Oct. 18, through Monday, Nov. 1, the JAC will accept donations of new brassieres, with tags and without underwires, in boxes located in:

• Room 330 in the Student Union Building.
• Room 212 in the Keathley University Center.
• The student lounge of the Ellington Human Sciences Building.
• Phillips Bookstore.

Off-campus visitors also are welcome to donate bras. A campus parking map is available at https://bit.ly/MTSUParking, and a one-day permit is available at https://mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php

Visitors may also use available metered spaces or park without a permit in the university’s Rutherford Boulevard Lot and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle into campus.

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the June Anderson Center is leading a #wearitpink campaign on Oct. 22, asking the campus community to wear something pink (masks included) and post social media photos to @mtsucampuslife on Instagram and Facebook. (Image submitted)

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the June Anderson Center is leading a #wearitpink campaign on Oct. 22, asking the campus community to wear something pink — including masks — and post photos tagged with #wearitpink to @mtsucampuslife on Instagram and Facebook. (Image submitted)

Donations also can be made online at https://dvsacenter.org/donate. Those who want to donate bras through the DVSAC’s Amazon wish list should inform the JAC at jacwns@mtsu.edu. The goal is to collect 100 bras.

Kara Mischke, community relations manager for the Domestic Violence Center, said the bra drive will help the organization provide new, comfortable undergarments for two different service areas.

“The first is sexual assault victims when their clothing is taken for investigative purposes, and the second is for those coming into our safe shelter with nothing,” Mischke said.

“The impact will be profound and will touch many women who are seeking our safety and healing services.”

The June Anderson Center also is leading a campuswide #wearitpink campaign on Friday, Oct. 22, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The center is asking the campus community to wear something pink — including masks — and post photos tagged with #wearitpink to @mtsucampuslife on Instagram and Facebook.

For more information about the project, contact the June Anderson Center at 615-898-5812 or jacwns@mtsu.edu. To learn more about the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, call 615-896-7377.

— Gina Logue (Gina.Logue@mtsu.edu)


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