In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dozens of Brookdale students and faculty members are working to shine a spotlight on the disease that affects 12 percent of all women born in the U.S.
On Oct. 12, approximately 50 first- and second-year radiologic technology joined instructor Kathleen Taggart and Prof. Terry Konn in a campus “flash mob,” donning pink clothes and brandishing homemade posters highlighting little known facts and important statistics surrounding the disease.
Some signs drew attention to free mammograms available to women, and detailed how early detection and screening can help prevent or slow the spread of the breast cancer. Others debunked commonly held myths about the disease and highlighted its occurrence in men as well as women.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated each October in the U.S., is an international campaign designed to increase awareness, promote health care and screening options and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Students can wear pink or donate to a worthy charity to help support the cause. Learn more here.
“All of our students are training to enter the health care field,” said Konn, “and they want to get involved in any way that they can.”
Learn more about Brookdale’s radiologic technology program here.
Check out more photos from the flash mob here.