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Hastings College, community partners plan breast cancer awareness events for October 30

“Stay Strong and Volley On” is the theme for this year's Pink Night to raise breast cancer awareness. Working community partners including the Adams County YWCA, Breast Care and General Surgery of Hastings and Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings College has planned a variety of activities including a 5K run/2 mile walk and raffles during the volleyball game versus Midland University. All proceeds from admissions, donations and raffles for the Wednesday, October 30 event will support local cancer care at Mary Lanning Healthcare’s Morrison Cancer Center in Hastings, Neb.

Activities consist of the following:

Stay Strong and Volley On 5K Run/2 Mile Walk co-sponsored with the YWCA of Adams County

Registration will take place at the Gray Center for Communication Arts (1100 N. Elm Street) at

5 p.m., with the run/walk starting at 5:45 p.m. A free will donation will be taken. Participants making a donation of $10 or more will get free admission to the Hastings College Volleyball game. For additional registration information, contact YWCA at (402) 462-8821.

Stay Strong and Volley On -- Hastings College Volleyball

At 7:30 p.m., the Hastings College Bronco Volleyball team will play Midland University in Lynn Farrell Arena (800 E. 12th Street). During the game, raffle tickets will be available for great prizes such as a weekend getaway in Lincoln, Neb., and a pink Kitchen-Aid appliance. Tickets will be $1 each or six for $5.

Stay Strong and Volley On t-shirts will be available for $5 ($7 for XXL and larger) starting at 12 9.m. on Wednesday, October 30 at the east concession stand of the Lynn Farrell Arena.  

All admissions, donations and raffle proceeds from these events support local cancer care at the Morrison Cancer Center.

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit Hastings.edu for more.

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