Breast Health Education for College Students
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JILLIES recently launched a new program to educate college students on the importance of breast health and how to make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce one's risk of developing breast cancer.
Breast cancer continues to be the most feared disease of all women. Fear is one of the contributing factors to delayed diagnosis which can result in the need for extensive treatment not to mention increased mortality. Starting the practice of breast health habits early in a young woman’s life is smart. We believe it is important to introduce college aged women with the tools they need to live a lifestyle that promotes breast health.
JILLIES is launched the first breast health education program this Fall at Boston University. Working with on-campus sororities and fraternities we were able to create an interactive event that students willingly attended with enthusiasm.
Our goal is to:
- Generate interest in learning about breast health
- Educate students about breast health and breast cancer
- Train students how to perform breast self exams
- Educate students as to the proactive steps they can take to reduce their risk of developing the disease
- Educate students about the various breast cancer organizations offering resources
JILLIES relies on the support of individuals and corporations who share our passion to educate our sons and daughters about breast health. We hope you will be able to support our efforts to bring breast health education to local colleges and universities.
We appreciate your donation to help make this program possible. Every dollar raised will go directly to support the program.