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Breast Cancer Awareness: "Pink Out MU" Day

Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Student Health Center will be recognizing October Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the first ever "Pink Out MU" Day on Thursday, October 18. The entire Marymount University community is encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the fight against breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States, with more than 182,000 diagnoses this year alone. The chance of a woman having breast cancer at some point in her lifetime is 1 in 8. Early detection is critical in the treatment of breast cancer.

The Student Health Center will be hosting an informational table in Gerard Dining Hall from 12 - 2 p.m. The table will provide information to empower yourself with educational material, self breast exam demos, and free "Breast Awareness" gift bags. Don't have anything pink? Don't worry! Come down to the SHC and pick up a free pink ribbon!

For further information, contact the SHC at (703) 284-1610 or shealthc@marymount.edu.