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“Poppin’ Facts For Breast Cancer”

Javanna Rogers, Staff Writer

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tau Alpha Chapter Maya Jones and Taja Akins fundraising in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo by Javanna Rogers.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Delta Sigma Theta Inc. hosted a “poppin’” event to get students aware of breast cancer. They were tabling in the Student Union Lobby on Oct. 22. 

“This event is popping facts for breast cancer. Once you pop the balloon, a fact comes out and the fact goes on the board. We are also accepting donations that will be going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You also get a pink ribbon that shows you are aware of the risks of breast cancer,” said Maya Jones, senior rehabilitation science major. 

The boards gave facts such as:

  • Risks for breast cancer increases with age; most are diagnosed.
  • In the year 2017, approximately 316,000 females and 2,500 males in the United States will develop breast cancer. 
  • Women who have had radiation therapy on their chest or breast before age 30 have a higher risk for breast cancer.
  • Women who start their periods before age 12 are exposed to hormones longer. 

“The foundation provides educational information of all aspects of breast cancer including explanations of breast cancer risk, risk assessments, and screen recommendations of mammography,” said Taja Akins, senior radiography major, of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

“There are also more organizations like Susan G. Komen Foundation such as the Center for Disease Control and Preventions, breastcancer.org, The National Cancer Institute, Mammography Saves Lives, and American Cancer Society.” 

“It is important to be aware of breast cancer because it has become more common in men. Most men think that they cannot get breast cancer but it is not true due to them having breast tissue just like women. I hope for more students to become more aware of how to check their breasts. I hope they understand the risks they are capable of having and also understand how the lymphatic system plays a part in the breasts. I want them to understand there are other organizations such as the Susan G. Komen foundation that can make you more aware of breast cancer and the risks of having it,” said Akins.  

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. holds a Breast Cancer Awareness event every year. 


Race For the Cure Hits Savannah on Saturday

Ethan Smith, News Editor

The 2019 Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the CureⓇ will hit the streets of Savannah this Saturday, April 27 in efforts to fight breast cancer.

The race is an annual event held in Savannah that helps raise funds for the breast cancer movement with the help of breast cancer survivors, fighters and other contributors.

The majority of funds made from the event will go to local programs that offer breast cancer awareness education as well as screenings and treatment for those who are fighting against it.

One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and at the current rate that breast cancer diagnoses are going, there will be 13 million breast cancer victims in the next 25 years.

These facts and many others motivate the Susan G. Komen fundraisers not only for this event, but year-round.

Race for the CureⓇ alone has raised $2 billion dollars to help fund research projects, educational courses, screenings and treatment for breast cancer.

Currently, the Savannah race has raised around $130 thousand and has a goal to raise $210 thousand by the events end.

Donations to the race as well as participation within the race can be made individually or collectively.

Packet pick-up and registration is set to begin on Saturday, April 27 at 6:45 a.m. while the 5K is set to start the same day around 8:30 a.m. at Ellis Square in downtown Savannah.

After the race, a Survivor Volunteer Award, Racer Awards and Top Fundraising Awards will be awarded during the closing ceremony of the event.

Paint Savannah Pink and support breast cancer awareness this Saturday in Savannah. Registration and donations can be found at komencoastalgeorgia.org.


Kappa Sigma saves ‘second base’: Shave to Save 2014

Zack Young, a sophomore rehab science major, gets his head shaved for the cause.
Zack Young, a sophomore Rehab Science major, gets his head shaved for the cause.

By Joan Montanez, Staff Writer

Oct. 29 Kappa Sigma hosted their 6th annual fundraiser named Save Second Base, also known as Shave to Save at the Student Union. The event is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.   Continue reading Kappa Sigma saves ‘second base’: Shave to Save 2014