Campus ministry holds cancer event

The Rebecca Circle of GSU’s Campus Ministry observed the need for a cure for cancer in a day called “Pink Monday.” United Campus Ministries met at the flagpole in the GSU quadrangle on Pink at 7:30 a.m. Monday to lift their prayers in support of those who have been stricken with the deadly disease.

Students, staff, faculty and community members gathered to offer their prayers, read scripture, sing songs of healing and share testimonies.

Rixie Thompson, a recruiter for the Nursing School and president of the Grambling Cancer Support organization, shared an update and highlights of the Cancer Society and the search for a cure. Thompson was accompanied by members of her organization who came to support Campus Ministry’s first Pink Monday for Cancer.

Dr. Grace Tatem talked about her journey with cancer and encouraged students to adopt a healthy lifestyle for living for God’s purpose.

Campus Ministry acknowledged appreciation for Keisha Fuller for chairing Campus Ministry Week 2007 and for her commitment to the cause and thanked others who participated, including Chi Alpha Fellowship, United Methodist Student Movement, GSU-SWAT, School of Social Work, Nursing School, Office Financial Aid and Lewis Temple CME Church

Those interested in supporting the cause should log onto www.firstgiving.com/gsuswatpinkladies.

Campus Ministry pledged that “Pink Monday” will be celebrated annually during the month of October as a pledge to the passion for a cure.

For more information about 2007 Campus Ministry Week, contact the Rev. Connie Breaux at 274-3135.