1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime –American Cancer Society
98% survival rate when breast cancer is caught in its earliest stages –American Cancer Society
San Diego State University has partnered with the Helen Knoll Foundation and wants to be the first university in the nation to promote early breast cancer detection for young women. The big event is called ThinkPink. It will be on Thursday, October 18th at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Ballroom from 5-7pm.
It is FREE to attend and there will be Fun Prizes! First 30 people will receive a coupon for a free pedicure. The Grand Prize is a Spa Day! Additionally, there will be a “Think Pink Spirit Competition”!
They will be having a health fair and some speakers, including Kesha Baker (Olympic Gold Medalist and Public Policy Grad Student at SDSU). They will be discussing early detection screenings, and cancer prevention tips from health professionals. The goal is help women know that they have a choice of early detection options and they don’t have to wait till they are old enough for a mammogram. In fact, young women can begin screenings at 18.
So many organizations right now are racing for the cure or doing research, but they are doing something for women now! They are talking about the prevention of breast cancer, beginning at a early age.
Hope you are planning on attending, and be sure to wear PINK!
If you want to know more about the Helen Knoll Foundation, check them out on their YouTube Channel: