This year marks the 26th year that National Breast Cancer awarness month is educating about this terrible disease. According to www.breastcancer.org, in 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.
In support of National Breast Cancer awareness Month, MCC will be hosting a series of events on campus.
“We are planning on having activities during October 25-29. No fees will be charged for any of the activities,” said Student Life and Leadership program specialist Zona Bailey.
Bailey hopes that pink week will help educate MCC students.
“The goal of pink week is to educated and raise awareness about breast cancer and early detection. (The event) will be held at the Southern and Dobson campus and we are hoping to reach as many MCC students as possible,” Bailey said.
MCC student Kristen Boothe believes that all students should take part breast cancer awareness.
“I think that it is important for students to know more then just the basics,” Boothe said. “Students should know their resources and use them to their benefits. I strongly believe that students should also donate to this important cause.”
Bailey encourages students to support the Komen foundation as well as taking action in the community.
“To receive more information about breast cancer awareness and or support services contact the Susan G. Komen foundation at http://ww5.komen.org. The local Phoenix annual Race for the Cure event is on Oct. 10 in downtown Phoenix,” Bailey said. “Breast cancer effects us all. An estimated 440 men in the United States will die from breast cancer this year. It’s not just a female disease, so let’s pink out with MCC.