A bagel break may just change the life of a woman recently diagnosed with cancer.
 
On Oct. 21, about 50 University of Richmond School of Law students will gather for a bagel break and letter writing project in coordination with Girls Love Mail.
 
The students will write hand-written letters to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. “It’s a great opportunity for students to come together socially and with a social-minded spirit,” says Tara Louise Casey, director of the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service at the School of Law.
 
Students will drop in at the Law Commons anytime between 8:30 and 10 a.m. to write the letters of encouragement.
 
In the past, bagel breaks have included projects such as writing holiday letters to service members overseas, decorating flower pots for Woodville Elementary School and creating appreciation buckets for Richmond Public School teachers.
 
Students previously wrote to breast cancer patients in fall 2012.
 
“October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month so this project ties in well with that,” Casey said.
 
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