Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
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Breast Cancer Survivor Delivers a Touching Speech to Sorority

Breast Cancer Survivor Delivers a Touching Speech to Sorority

It is a good thing that it is breast cancer month as this is accompanied by various awareness campaigns.

The foundation partnered with Costello's Ace Hardware to host the fundraiser at five different store locations.

Zeta Tau Alpha sisters Piper Garick and Sydney Steele serve Cold Stone ice cream to students at the "Cones for a Cure" event on October 24 in the Eleanor Seattle Drawing Room.

At the event, dozens of raffle baskets and gift bags lined tables, which were decorated with pink tablecloths. Customers were invited to drink glasses of wine, eat grilled treats and other snacks, and attend vendor demonstrations for home-improvement projects.

For students, staff or alumni that wish to support breast cancer research but are not comfortable donating money online, they can use social media to showcase their support. "A neighborhood place." The amount of funds raised was not tallied as of press time.

The sheriff's deputies purchased their own pink badges, while the sheriff's office sold breast cancer awareness pins and T-shirts to raise funds to fight the disease.

She visited her obstetrician and gynecologist, who recommended that she meet with Heather Wheatley, nurse practitioner at Piedmont Physicians Surgical Specialists in Athens who runs a program specifically for women who are at high-risk for breast cancer. "We all wash ourselves and there's no reason you can't inspect yourself".


As the event continued throughout the evening, Zeta Tau Alpha welcomed guest speaker, Christine Barwick, to the center of the Eleanor Searle Drawing Room to share a piece of her personal battle with breast cancer and the advice she has for students here at FSC.

"We also need to know which biomarkers can identify women with increased risk of aggressive interval cancers that are not usually detected during routine mammography screening", said senior study author Jingmei Li.

Dr Bujassoum noted that the Hereditary Cancer and High-Risk Screening Programme is the first of its kind in the region. I was lucky that they found it in stage three and that it had not spread to other parts of my body.

Scientists who believe that antiperspirants may cause the disease attribute it to the fact that most breast cancers develop in the upper outer part of the breast, the area closest the armpit.

Results showed that women eating the highest amount of processed meat (about 25-30 grams a day, on average) had a 9% higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who ate the lowest amount (a median of 0-2 grams per day). Roughly 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the illness in their lifetime. -Shelly Ann, age 64, 6 years post-diagnosis.

"I go around and tell the store managers, these stores are not your stores", Feller said. "They belong to the neighborhood". She added they hope they can raise more awareness.

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