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TWU to ‘Think Pink’ for breast cancer awareness

10/8/09


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will “Think Pink” this October with activities geared toward breast health information and stories from breast cancer survivors.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

TWU faculty, staff, students and family members will share their battles with breast cancer, from diagnosis to recovery.  The stories range from that of a student whose cancer was discovered at age 18 to a TWU faculty member who has survived three bouts with the disease.  Their stories may be read by going to http://www.pioneerbh.wordpress.com.

Activities throughout October are aimed at educating women in Denton County about breast health and the importance of early detection, and increasing women’s access to screening services.  With help from a $15,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Texas Affiliate, TWU’s Pioneer Breast Health and Community Outreach Program of Denton County will spread the word about breast health.  The funds also will be used to provide mammograms for up to 60 uninsured or underinsured women in Denton County.

Community events on TWU’s Denton campus include the Komen on the Go™ tour on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  The Komen bus will be in the visitors parking lot, located on the northwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with information about breast health and breast self exams.

A “Pink Promises Memory Walk” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.  Beginning and ending at the Hubbard Oval, located off Administration Drive, participants will pay tribute to survivors and those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.  Following a one-mile walk around the campus, survivors and co-survivors will share words of strength and hope.

For more information about October events, contact TWU Student Health Services at (940) 898-3833 or email healtheducation@twu.edu.


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Karen Garcia
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