– Free and open to the public as ASU does its part in fighting breast cancer –
WHAT: Breast Cancer Health Fair.WHEN: Today from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.WHERE: ASU’s Hardy Student Center Ballroom – second floor
The month of October is designated as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ and Alabama State University is bringing awareness and important information to the public and its campus about this deadly yet curable disease with yet another event being held today, which is open to the general public and to the ASU family.
TODAY’S BREAST CANCER HEALTH FAIRASU’s featured event today in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a Think Pink Health Fair that is being held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.in the ASU Hardy Student Center Ballroom, which is on its second-floor. It is free and open to the public and will offer various types of healthcare screenings that includes tests for both general health and for breast cancer. This event is sponsored by ASU’s Health Center.
ALL PART OF PRESIDENT ROSS’S ‘COMMUNIVERSITY” CONCEPTThe University is doing this month’s Breast Cancer awareness events as part of its myriad outreach programs inspired by ASU President Quinton T. Ross Jr.’s clarion-call of promoting “CommUniversity” which is his special term for ASU to build bridges to and be involved in projects that advance and assist both the community and the university.
ABOUT BREAST CANCERThe University’s breast cancer events are about ASU being specifically involved in helping combat the disease. It is a statistical fact that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lives. And, while there is no definitive cure, advances in modern medicine are allowing both women and men to get tested, treated, live with, and manage this illness.
These events are being presented not only to educate the ASU campus, but to inspire hope for ASU students, faculty, staff and alumni who may have been touched by or are”survivors and thrivers” of this illness.
Given the increasingly important role that ASU’s faculty plays in cancer research, the University is committed to do everything possible to bring increased awareness about it to the campus and the public.
These events are coordinated by ASU’s Student Affairs Division that began its programmatic initiatives around the importance of breast cancer and early detection several years ago.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS TOWARD END OF OCTOBERThere will be more events toward the end of the month that includes an Oct. 17, program titled “ASU Cares Inspirational Writing Event” that will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the ASUHardy Student Center’s food court area. Everyone is invited to attend it and help ASU as it writes words of inspiration to the men and women being treated at the Montgomery Cancer Center. The University will provide all the materials that are needed. it is sponsored by ASU’s Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Amplified, and the University Programming and Activities Board.
On Oct. 29, the University will host a “Breast Cancer Warrior Walk” from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. that starts at the Old Hornet Stadium and culminates at the ASU Acadome’s steps. It is sponsored by the ASU Student Government Association.
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.