Claflin fosters awareness of breast cancer
Oct 19, 2016
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Claflin University is bringing awareness to the campus.
The university’s efforts include sending out daily quotes of inspiration related to breast cancer and a signature event, the “Breast Power Walk.”
University counselor Sadie Jarvis is chair for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Claflin.
“I know so many young and older women affected by this illness, so bringing awareness is personal for me,” she said.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. Each year it is estimated that more than 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.
For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Claflin, see your Claflin email or www.claflin.edu