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5th Annual "Pink Week" in the College of Veterinary Medicine

The 5th Annual “Pink Week” will take place in the College of Veterinary from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 2012. Since 2008, “Pink Week” has recognized breast cancer awareness and fundraising through a series of events planned for the week prior to the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Once again, the steering committee has planned bake sales, raffles, and other activities to raise money for Komen. In addition, guest speakers – from survivors to oncologists - will be at the college throughout the week discussing breast cancer from different perspectives. Money raised in the College of Veterinary Medicine during Pink Week will be divided between the college’s Komen Columbus Race for the Cure the student Pelotonia teams.

Dr. Michelle Harcha is the captain of the “OSU College of Veterinary Medicine” Komen team, which includes faculty, staff, and students from the college, as well as several of their friends and family members.

Listed below is the full schedule for Pink Week activities.

Monday, May 14

College Cancer Survivors Share Their Experience

Noon, Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St., accessible from the Coffey Road entrance

Tuesday, May 15       

“Hereditary Breast Cancer” - Leigha Senter, MS, CGC,

Noon, Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St., accessible from the Coffey Road entrance

Leigha Senter, MS, CGC is a certified genetic counselor and assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at The Ohio State University.  She has worked with families in the clinical cancer genetics program at the James Cancer Hospital since 2003 and currently is a co-investigator on several research protocols for individuals with hereditary breast cancer syndromes. 

Wednesday, May 16

Pink Week Keynote Speaker - Michael Caligiuri, MD

Noon, Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St., accessible from the Coffey Road entrance

Chief Executive Officer, The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
Vice President for Health Sciences, Cancer Programs
Director, The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Caligiuri will discuss cancer research and new cancer therapies and discoveries being made at Ohio State. He will also discuss how veterinarians and other healthcare professionals are working together to find a cure for cancer.

Thursday, May 17

Bake Sale at noon in the Hummel Grand Lounge, Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd.

Saturday, May 19

Omega Tau Sigma Hog Roast

6 p.m. in the Omega Tau Sigma House, 4673 Kenny Rd.

Wrap up Pink Week with OTS's annual Hog Roast, complete with food, drink, and games. Pulled pork, green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes, macaroni and cheese, salad, and dessert will be served. The evening will continue with live music, courtesy of The Islets of Langerhans, a cornhole tournament, and a dunk tank. Admission is free for survivors and Komen 5K participants and $10 for general public and non-OTS members.

VBMA Sponsored Dine to Donate Fundraisers for Pink Week:

Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18

            Applebee’s on Olentangy - 11 a.m. to close (Download coupon)

Monday, May 14 and  Tuesday, May 15

            City BBQ  at 2111 Henderson Rd (Download coupon)

Thursday, May 17

            Coldstone Creamery – South Campus Gateway - 5 to 9 p.m. (Download coupon)


About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   

Michelle Harcha, DVM, MA
Director, Alumni Services and Professional Development Education
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
127 E VMAB
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Office: 614-292-9296
Cell: 614-432-3323
Fax: 614-292-7185


Last updated: 

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:02am