Winter Park (PRWEB) October 31, 2007
On Monday, October 29th, Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com), along with the nationally syndicated morning talk show, The Daily Buzz (http://www.dailybuzz.tv), joined together to "Man-Up for Breast Cancer!"
Airing live from Full Sail's campus, nearly 100 men comprised of Full Sail staff and students appeared for an on-air segment with The Daily Buzz to support the incredible women in their lives, as well as across the world, who are affected by this disease. All men were asked to wear the official pink "Man-Up" T-shirt in honor of the initiative and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among American women. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of the early detection, supporting those who are affected by breast cancer, and remembering those who have suffered. NBCAM started as a weeklong campaign in 1985 and today is celebrated by millions nationwide.
"This was the first year for the "Man-Up" initiative and it was originated as a way to engage the male population, and put a different perspective on the national awareness efforts," said Sandra Gehring, V.P./General Manager of The Daily Buzz.
Garry Jones, President of Full Sail said, "It is so important for our male staff, students and faculty to be aware and to get involved. We are very fortunate to partner with The Daily Buzz and have the opportunity to 'Man-Up' and support our wives, sisters, daughters and friends, alongside the many other women affected by this illness. We hope even our small part can make a difference and bring added attention to this very special cause."
About ACME Communications:
ACME Communications, Inc. owns and operates six television stations serving markets covering 2.6% of the nation's television households. The Company's stations are: KWBQ-TV and KASY-TV, Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM; WBDT-TV, Dayton, OH; WBXX-TV, Knoxville, TN; WIWB-TV, Green Bay-Appleton, WI; and WBUW-TV, Madison, WI. All of the Company's stations, except KASY-TV, a MyNetworkTV affiliate, are affiliates of The CW Network. ACME's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol: ACME.
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About Full Sail:
Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.
With over 25,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,300 students from 50 states and 45 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of ten on-site degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Film, Game Development and Music Business; and a Master of Science Degree in Entertainment Business on-campus, and a recent launch of this same degree offered online.
Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.