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Breast Cancer Button Chair at Meredith

Meredith College is hosting an exhibition of the Button Chair, which was created in 1998 by a college student as a tribute to all women – as well as their families, friends and support networks – who have battled breast cancer in North Carolina. The chair will be exhibited from April 12 through April 21.

The Button Chair is located in Johnson Hall Rotunda, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and weekends from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The exhibit is provided courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Every button represents a unique story of courage and strength, each having belonged to a breast cancer survivor or someone who lost their battle with the disease, including NC State’s former women’s basketball coach Kay Yow. The Button Chair has evolved into a traveling exhibit made available free of charge to businesses, community groups and civic organizations that are working to raise breast health awareness through fundraisers, campaigns and other special events.

The display is a dynamic, interactive experience highlighted by the glass enclosed Button Chair and four hands-on, educational kiosks. Two kiosks contain touch-screen monitors with programming featuring breast cancer facts, resources and information concerning mammograms.

Komen Founder to Present Woman of Achievement Lecture
The Button Chair exhibition is in conjunction with the upcoming lecture by Nancy Goodman Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for a Cure. Brinker, who also serves as UN Ambassador for Cancer Control, and is a former U.S. Chief of Protocol and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, will present the 2010 Meredith College Woman of Achievement Lecture on April 21, 2010 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Visit for information on lecture ticket reservations..

Date Submitted: 2010-04-12

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