This Thursday, the ladies of Breen-Phillips Hall (BP) are employing the help of an in-demand item on campus to encourage the Notre Dame community to support breast cancer research: fresh berries. “We wanted to have a 5K that was different from any of the other ones on campus, and berries are a hot commodity at Notre Dame since they often aren’t in the dining halls, so we saw that as a way to draw people in,” Breen-Phillips’ vice president and junior Laura Luchini said. The 5K run is just one of many events BP is hosting for their inaugural Think Pink Week, which will fundraise for Harper Cancer Research Institute. The race is set to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall, where PacSun apparel, berries and other free food will be available for registered race participants. “We knew that there were other 5Ks going on around that week, so we wanted to stand out,” Luchini said.“We noticed that there isn’t any kind of breast cancer awareness week at Notre Dame like there is at most other colleges. … With all of the cancer research happening on campus at Harper Research Institute, and with Breen-Phillips’ color being pink, we thought it was more than fitting that we start this new week.”The week kicked off on Monday with “Kiss Away Cancer,” where students and faculty were invited to sign banners outside of DeBartolo Hall and North and South Dining Halls and to pick up a ribbon, pink lemonade and Hershey’s Kisses distributed by BP residents.“This is a cause that is important to me and many other people on campus, so it is amazing to be doing something that can help,” Luchini said. Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Breen-Phillips will host the first of two profit-share fundraisers with Blaze Pizza on Eddy Street, Luchini said, where a portion of sales that evening will be donated to the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus. Harper does a lot of cutting-edge research right across the street, and yet a lot of people don’t know what it is,” she said. Luchini said she hopes to raise awareness about this research by hosting a talk given by representatives from the Institute on Wednesday night in DeBartolo Hall. “The Institute will be giving a talk of the cancer research that’s happening right here on campus and how you can get involved,” Luchini said. “I’m sure we all know of at least one person affected by breast cancer. It is so prevalent, and we thought it was important to remind Notre Dame’s campus how important cancer research is in finding a cure.”The week wraps up with the 5K on Thursday in addition to an all-day profit-share fundraiser with Five Guys on Eddy Street. “We wanted to plan a fun, informative week for our students. All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus, and we want to raise awareness for Harper and give them the opportunity to tell students how to get involved in research there,” Luchini said. Tags: breast cancer awareness, Breen-Phillips, Harper Cancer Research Institute
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — The same group that filed a lawsuit against Brookville for the nativity scene on the courthouse lawn, has now filed another lawsuit against another Indiana town, less than an hour from Brookville.The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the town of Knightstown on behalf of Joseph Tompkins, a Knightstown resident, who believe religious displays should not be affixed to public property.A large wooden cross was removed from the town square tree on Monday after the town council decided they couldn’t win the battle against the ACLU due to financial difficulties.Many residents around town have put crosses in their windows and on their properties to show support to the town council.A resolution is expected to be introduced today to ensure the cross remains off of the town tree.
RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has given the go-ahead for La Liga to return as soon as June 8.There has been no football played in the country’s top division since Eibar’s game against Real Sociedad on March 10, but there is now optimism it can follow the lead of the Bundesliga, with matches set to resume behind closed doors. Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries in Europe from coronavirus, but with cases now dropping, businesses are gradually re-opening, and football looks set for a comeback in the near future.While Sanchez suggested June 8 as the possible restart date, it appears more likely that June 12 or June 19 will be chosen as the dates for a return.La Liga president Javier Tebas is set to officially confirm the news in the coming days.In response to the news, a statement from La Liga read: “We are very pleased with the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches, CSD, agents, etc. “But we cannot lower our guard, it is important to follow health regulations and ensure the pandemic doesn’t come back.”La Liga clubs have been back in training since earlier this month, and the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis looks set to be the first game back on the calendar. Barcelona currently top the table with 58 points after 27 games, with Real Madrid just two points behind them.Each team has 11 more matches to play, meaning the season could be concluded in theory by the end of July.Earlier this week Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said he was confident his side could overtake Barcelona if La Liga is able to return.Speaking to Real Madrid TV, he said: “We have to think positively.“The players see that there are 11 games left (in LaLiga) and they want to finish strongly in order to win a trophy. It’s in the DNA of the club. “I’m happy to be back training with my players after 60 days. We’re all happy to be back. We planned the physical preparation and they worked really well at home. They were in shape.“This week has been very good for working, albeit in small groups. But we can work on a little more tactically. The team looks better this week.”Tags: BundesligaJavier TebasLa LigaPrime Minister Pedro Sanchez
Justin Timberlake has been ordered to rest his voice. Timberlake’s strained voice is the result of his performance Sunday at MTV’s Video Music Awards in Las Vegas and months of touring, Jive Records said in a statement Tuesday. A doctor ordered several days of vocal rest for Timberlake, forcing the 26-year-old singer to miss shows in Sacramento on Monday and San Jose on Wednesday. Tour promoter AEG Live has rescheduled the shows for Sept. 23 in San Jose and Sept. 25 in Sacramento. Timberlake wraps up his FutureSex/LoveShow tour this month. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!