Press Release for Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Komen on the Go National Education Tour Makes Stop at UNF
Contact: Shelly Purser
The University of North Florida’s Department of Health Promotion, Women’s Center, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and the Brooks College of Health, all proactively involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation as partners in advocating for breast health through grant sponsored programs and outreach efforts, invite you to join the Komen On the Go™ Tour at UNF on Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus Green in front of the Fine Arts Center.
Komen on the Go™ is a nationwide initiative delivering life-saving breast health information to all generations of women. The tour stop at UNF is one of more than 150 stops Komen On the Go is making across the country to heighten awareness of breast health and breast cancer. The tour’s goal is to drive a deeper commitment from young women to pledge to everyday health habits that will reduce their risk for the disease.
The tour will arrive on the UNF campus in an eye-catching, customized pink trailer that opens up into an interactive learning center. Completely self sufficient, the trailer is outfitted with computer stations, where participants are invited to learn how to perform a breast self-exam and become advocates for the breast cancer movement. The experience provides additional information about breast cancer that is relevant to people with a wide variety of relationships with the disease.
This fun, hands-on experience features computer kiosks, breast cancer educational materials, breast self-examination guides, information on how to volunteer locally and registration cards for the Komen Race for the Cure.
Discover tips on supporting loved ones facing breast cancer, sign an eight-foot graffiti wall in order to share a memory and the debut of two DVD’s developed by UNF’s Women’s Center, a Susan B. Komen grant recipient, to target African-American and Hispanic young women.
For more information about the Komen On the Go™ Tour, contact Shelly Purser at (904) 620-1570 or Spurser@unf.edu. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org.