Oct. 8, 2010/For Immediate Release
Media (only) Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337, carpem@uncsa.edu




Proceeds To Benefit Triad Chapter of
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts will present its Fifth Annual Chocolate Festival to benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, North Carolina Triad Affiliate, on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Eisenberg Social Hall, lower level of the Hanes Student Commons on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

Tickets are $10 for the general public, as well as faculty and staff of area colleges and universities, and $7 for students of area colleges and universities (with a valid ID). Raffle tickets are $1. All proceeds will be donated to the Triad chapter of The Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

Each entry ticket will allow your choice of six chocolate items.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday in Room 334, the College Life Office, in the Hanes Student Commons. 

The Chocolate Festival is a special event that brings together the Winston-Salem community and UNCSA in the fight against breast cancer. Last year, the festival raised more than $2,200 for breast cancer awareness.

UNCSA students have been key volunteers for the project. They are helping solicit donations, sell tickets, plan, decorate, set up and break down the event. For more information, contact Stacey Baisden, College Life program coordinator, at baisdens@uncsa.edu  or 336-770-3282.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.