Students were pelted with pink and Carolina blue powder on Wednesday night, enthusiastically donning the colors as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As part of Turn the Town Pink, Pink Out Polk Place was a walk/run to raise awareness not only for UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center research, but also the patients it treats.
The participants ran from the Old Well to the Bell Tower, all while having powder thrown on them by people on the sidelines.
As part of the event, the Bell Tower and the Old Well were lit up in pink.
“So many people have been touched by cancer, and it is a great way for them to get involved in what the month of October stands for,” said Jennifer Bowman, the main organizer of the event and special events coordinator for the Lineberger Center.