All In, All Pink breast cancer awareness event to be held Oct. 14
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, University Outreach is pleased to announce a campus-wide event, All in All Pink, or AIAP, on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Student Center Greenspace from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. AIAP is sponsored by Auburn University Outreach in collaboration with the Office of Public Service, Phi Delta Chi, Ladies Society, Zeta Tau Alpha, Women’s Leadership Institute and Auburn University women’s basketball. This event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and members of the community to connect regarding the importance of health and wellness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, early detection through screening is the best defense against morbidity and mortality from breast cancer. Breast cancer is second to skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Breast cancer is second to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. The encouraging news is breast cancer is curable if found in the earliest stages. The five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer detected early is 98 percent. Mammograms can detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage, an average of 1 to 3 years before a woman can feel a lump.
Attendees will have the opportunity to have free health screenings, free food and a free t-shirt, hear from survivors, and special performances by the Auburn University Gospel Choir, Tiger Rhythm and Aubie as our special guests.
Submitted by: Katey Nelson