October has become known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to encourage women of all ages to learn about the early warning signs of breast cancer, early detection methods and the importance of doing self-exams to increase early detection.
Tara Morgan, R.N., Penn State Worthington Scranton's Health Services nurse, set up an informational table this week, aimed at making students, faculty and staff at the campus more aware of this serious health issue.
Ms. Morgan manned a table in the campus's Study Learning Center, where she passed out brochures, planners and other goodies, all promoting awareness of this cancer, which will affect the lives of 1 in 8 women each year, and the important message of early detection.
She also spoke one on one with students about the disease, even giving those interested, a quick quiz on breast cancer facts and statistics. Several were shocked to learn that breast cancer affects 1,500 men each year.
This week's program was just one way in which the school is promoting October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The campus bookstore has also gotten involved by putting up special displays and fundraising items for sale that benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.
Pictured above right are students who stopped by the National Breast Cancer Month Awareness informational table set up by Worthington Scranton Health Services Nurse, Tara Morgan, R.N. Left to right, are: Miguel Cepeda, Kelly Purcell, Jennifer Coutts, Alyssa Jackson and Tara Morgan, R.N., seated.