Health Promotion and Wellness Department hosting two cancer awareness events this month

Mississippi State University's Health Promotion and Wellness Department will host two cancer awareness events this month.

The fourth-annual Pink Dawg Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness takes place Oct. 11 from 4-6 p.m. This event is open to the public and is a free family, community and campus activity. The Pink Dawg Walk will take place on the mile-long Chadwick Lake walking track near the Joe Frank Sanderson Center. In addition to free t-shirts awarded to the first 350 people who complete the walk, there will be popcorn, pink dawg bone cookies, kale salad samples and other treats. There will be a special t-shirt for the first 50 breast cancer survivors that check in at the event. Members of the university community are encouraged to show their support that day by wearing pink.

A lunch-and-learn session for all survivors, caregivers and others affected by cancer will be held Oct. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Grisham Room at Mitchell Memorial Library. A light lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to all cancer survivors from the MSU community and their caregivers, family and friends, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at

Please contact JuLeigh Baker at (662) 325-2141 or for additional information or with any questions.