Sunday, October 11, 2009

Save the Ta-Ta's

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As fall approaches midterms are not the only thing on students’ minds, the slogan “Think Pink” can be seen popping up around campus and health issues are brought to everyone’s attention.

According to the Susan G. Komen website, every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.

For that exact reason the Women’s Out Reach Center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have been working together for 7 years to raise awareness on Oklahoma’s campus.

Women’s Out Reach Coordinator, Kathy Moxley, said that 2 fulltime staff members and around 30 volunteers help to organize informational events around campus for the students.

“The biggest risk for developing breast cancer is being a women and growing older, and that’s all women, so we all need to be worried about this and concerned,” Moxley said.

Moxley said the events just as the Health Hut will promote breast health and inform students of the risks and warning signs of developing cancer.

“The Four keys to breast health are know your risk, get screened, know your body, and healthy lifestyle choices,” graduate assistant, Elizabeth Hart said.

In the upcoming weeks Women’s Out Reach Center will be sponsoring several Health Huts, a Zumba-thon and other activities such as Climb for Komen and the Pink and Black ball.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job! Watch out for phrases like "for that exact reason" or "in fact" - we have used them to the point they have no impact. How about this:

    According to the Susan G. Komen website, every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a statistic that Kathy Moxley is determined to change.

    see me later in class for more. but great work
    julie

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