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Breast Cancer Awareness

​October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Student Health Center invites the campus community to wear pink and learn more about the signs of breast cancer and how to reduce risk during Pink Power Day on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. 


OCC students, faculty, and staff can learn about breast cancer during Pink Power Day, a breast health awareness campaign developed by the Student Health Center and Peer Health Action Team in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pink Power Day aims to increase early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women – 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. While breast cancer diagnosis is mostly found in women who are 50 years of age or older, young women can and do get breast cancer. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer are found in women younger than 45 years old. Because there are few effective breast cancer screening tools for women younger than 45, and the signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women, the Student Health Center is promoting breast self-awareness. All women are encouraged to know how their breasts normally look and feel, and to get checked immediately if any changes are noticed. 

 

Pink Power Day will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in front of Starbucks. Activities include the Bra Pong Game, Photo Booth Pledge, and Fighter/Survivor/Taken Wall.

  • Bra Pong Game – Learn the facts about breast cancer while playing a fun game of Bra Pong! Toss a ping pong ball toward bras hung up on a board. Try to land the ball into one of the bra cups. Take your best shot!
  • Photo Booth Pledge – Make a promise to yourself to be proactive about your breast health and raise awareness about breast cancer in the community then strike a pose with your signed pledge certificate at our photo booth activity

  • Fighter/Survivor/Taken Wall – Take time to support survivors and honor those taken from breast cancer and sign our dedication wall. 
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Student Health Center staff dressed in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Pink Power Day 2017. 

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The Peer Health Action Team posed together with Professors Anna Hanlon and Jacqueline Moreno before passing out breast health info and freebies on campus during Pink Power Day 2017.

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Peer Health Action Team members Timothy, Kaelei, Karina, and Viviana shared information about breast self-awareness and passed out treats & freebies during Pink Power Day 2017. 

Discuss any questions or concerns about your breast health with the Student Health Center by calling (714) 432-5808. 

For more information about OCC's Pink Power Day, contact Janice Iglesias at jiglesias@occ.cccd.edu or at (714) 432-6832.