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NASA’s Marshall Center to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Program, Ribbon Walk
Betty Humphery
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Alabama
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media Advisory: 05-159

What: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Program Monday, Oct. 3. The event is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The program includes a key note speech by a certified breast cancer health specialist from Huntsville Hospital and a recognition ceremony honoring cancer survivors. A Pink Ribbon Walk will follow the program.

Exhibitors from several Huntsville organizations, including the American Cancer Society of Huntsville, Bosom Buddies Support Group of Huntsville, Crestwood Hospital, the Combined Federal Campaign and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, also will be available for visitors.

The focus of the activities is to learn from those who have survived breast cancer; to honor those who have lost their battle with the disease; and to encourage regular exams to increase early detection.

Who: Lynn Motley, coordinator of the Employee Assistance Program, and Marshall’s 2005 Breast Cancer Awareness chairperson

When: Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Keynote speech and ceremony, 1 p.m.

Where: Morris Auditorium, Building 4200

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to the Visitor’s Center at Gate 9, at the Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Building 4200 on the southwest side.

For supporting materials for this news release – such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more – please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at