Bucknell’s Colleges Against Cancer Chapter Makes A Difference at Evangelical’s Center for Breast Health
The Bucknell Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) recently presented a check of $1,000 for the fight against breast cancer to Evangelical Community Hospital’s Andrea Bertram, Director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
The funds were raised through registrations for the Paint Bucknell Pink 5K Race held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, along with t-shirt and tank top sales. Organized by the Bucknell CAC chapter, the event empowered walkers and runners to complete the course around Bucknell’s campus.
During the check presentation, the students were able to view the mammography technology available at the Center for Breast Health. Annual mammograms for women over the age of 40 allow for early detection of breast cancer and a greater chance of survival from the disease. Bertram commented on the increased number of mammograms the Center has been able to perform yearly and the fact that 2 to 3 new cases of breast cancer are detected weekly. The donated funds will be used to support the mammogram program for the underinsured and uninsured, assuring much needed annual breast exams are available to those in the local community who cannot afford them.
Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society. With hundreds of chapters nationwide, CAC is showing the world that young people care and want to make a difference.
For more information about the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health or to schedule a mammogram, call 570-522-4200.
Pictured from left to right: From the Bucknell Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, Jessica Britton, Survivorship Chair; Elena Thomopoulos, President; and Emily Partridge, Vice President present Andrea Bertram, Director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital with a check for $1,000.