Komen Brings Breast Cancer Tour to Mall
Members of the campus community are invited to join the fight against breast cancer by visiting the Komen On the Go tour, which will make a stop on campus Friday.
As part of the event, a customized pink trailer opens into an interactive learning center outfitted with computer stations where participants can learn about proper breast health practices and become advocates for the breast cancer movement.
Komen On the Go will be set up on the Mall near Cherry Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants who complete a survey will be entered into a raffle to win an iPod nano. The event is presented by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a network of breast cancer survivors and activists dedicated to the prevention, treatment and defeat of breast cancer.
Komen On the Go was begun in 2004 and has stopped at colleges and universities across the country.
Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer â€“ and more than 1 million could die â€“ over the next 25 years, according to Komen.
In an unrelated event, the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North will host the Fight Back Express, also on Friday. As part of a grassroots movement led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Fight Back Express bus is making stops in 48 states to enlist citizens to encourage elected officials to support the fight against cancer.
The event will be held at the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., beginning at 8 a.m. Speakers will include Dr. David S. Alberts, director of the Arizona Cancer Center, and Dr. Richard Carmona, former U.S. surgeon general. For more information, visit http://pacs.arizona.edu/docs/fight-back-express.pdf.