Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
Motlow College Moore Co. campus invites public to join in 'Walk for Ward'Oct. 21, 2015
The Motlow College Moore County campus Student Government Association (SGA), Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society, Office of Disability and Testing Services, and Office of Student and Campus Relations is sponsoring a campus-wide "Pink Out" on Thursday, Oct. 29 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Circumstances have created a unique environment and opportunity for this year's annual event, resulting in the campus slogan being revised to, "Breast Cancer and All Other Cancers Awareness Month". The change is in honor of Dr. Ward Harder, a long-time Motlow professor currently battling cancer, and his wife Dr. Janice Harder, who is also a Motlow professor. The Harders have taught over 75 combined years at Motlow.
"We are inviting the public to join students, faculty, staff and administration in their show of support for Ward and Janice in their fight against cancer," said Brenda Cannon, director of student and campus relations at Motlow. "Equally significant, we want to celebrate and honor those members of the Motlow family who are cancer survivors."
The opening ceremony will be held at 1:45 p.m. in the courtyard between Simon Hall and Forrester Student Center. The walk will be one trip around the 'loop road', which is approximately one mile. Following the walk, a reception will be held in the Crouch Center lobby. A 'Wall of Courage' banner will be placed in the Forrester Center cafeteria. Attendees are encouraged to sign the banner in honor of survivors and in memory of those who have lost the battle against cancer.
Susan G. Komen is credited for bringing national attention to the devastation of breast cancer. Equally important, Susan is credited for rallying nationwide support in the fight against breast cancer and in the hope of finding a cure.
"We are walking for hope, we are walking out of love, and we are walking because we believe," added Cannon. "We hope our Motlow family in the community will join us. Your support is needed and appreciated because, remember, no one fights alone. Fight with us by walking."