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One-Woman Play 'Fighting for the Title' at Spelman College for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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What:    
In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance, the Office of Research Resources, the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Office of Student Activities have partnered to present “Fighting for the Title,” a one-woman musical written, produced and performed by award-winning gospel artist Delores Burgess. In the play, Burgess blends her voice in R&B, gospel and blues styles to depict nine characters and share her triumphant and traumatic battle with breast cancer.

Admission to the play is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance events.

Why:   
As part of its ongoing focus on wellness, Spelman College aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, recognize the health disparities among African-American women and provide the necessary education and resources to help combat these challenges. According to BreastCancer.org, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is more common among African-American women under the age of 45 and African-American women are more likely to die from the disease.

When:       
Oct. 4-7, 2012
Show times: Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.
   
Where:   
Spelman College, Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Theater, 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta 30314

GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310


About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.

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