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Students at UNCW 'Rock for the Cure'

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WILMINGOTN, NC (WECT) – Students with the Communications Studies Society at UNCW are hosting an event to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

CSS will host the fifth annual Rock for the Cure Friday night on the second floor of the Reel Café in downtown Wilmington.  Cost of admission is $5 and all proceeds go to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project.

The Pink Ribbon Project provides funding for uninsured women in our area to receive free mammography screenings and also provides comfort bags to women undergoing cancer treatment.

"According to the American Cancer Society, there are over 230,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States each year and 1 in 35 women will die from it," says Allison Day, co-coordinator of the event. "Rock for the Cure gives people in Wilmington an opportunity to support local women during this challenging time in their lives."

Rock for the Cure will also raise money for the cause through a silent auction and raffle.  Silent auction items include a Glee DVD autographed by Mark Salling, a two-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn and a Sam Ash guitar.

UNCW's unofficial faculty rock band, The School Boys, will provide entertainment at the event with a mix of modern and classic rock music.

Rock for the Cure
Friday, October 21
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Second floor of Reel Cafe
$5 admission

Last year's event raised more than $5,000 for the Pink Ribbon Project.

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