by Brittney Atkins | Layout Editor
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and one in one-thousand men are diagnosed each year. Breast cancer is a serious issue that we all need to learn more about. We also need to help scientists in any way that we can to find a cure.
This month at PC, students and organizations have made efforts to raise awareness for Breast Cancer in a variety of ways.
Resident Director La’Monica Reed and Resident Assistants Jenni Tucker and Brittney Atkins held a program titled PINK Trivia. At this program, students participated in a game of trivia that quizzed residents on their knowledge of Breast Cancer. Some of the questions included “What is the most common starting age for diagnosis?” and “At what age are women recommended to start having mammograms?”. The trivia questions included common myths related to Breast Cancer, as well as basic information everyone should know about how to detect symptoms and when people should begin taking precautions.
Another effort made by students at PC came from the Volleyball team who posted a video in honor of Breast Cancer survivors. The video was captured by Trinity Williams, Abby Sparkman and Julie Hillestad. The video included family members from current and past PC Volleyball players who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer or have been affected by Breast Cancer in any way. The video accompanied the Dig Pink Match during which the team sported pink and encouraged those who attended the game to do the same. The Instagram caption included, “Special thanks to our breast cancer survivors for inspiring us as we continue to raise awareness for breast cancer research.”
At PC, the week of October 28th is Think Pink Week. During this week, ZTA will be selling tickets for their Zeta House of Pink Pancakes event. The event will take place on Sunday, November 3rd at First Presbyterian Church from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Tickets will be $5 in Springs this week and $7 at the door.
Although October is nearly over, Breast Cancer Awareness remains an important cause that we should continuously promote on campus. It is our responsibility to do research, stay informed and give as much of our time and money as we can to this worthy cause.