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Student organizes breast cancer awareness evening

October 17, 2008 12:00AM

A breast cancer awareness program featured during October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is designed to send an important message to students: you're never too young to be a victim of the disease.

Holly Kerr, a resident assistant at Pittsburg State University and breast cancer awareness advocate, has organized "Be Aware, Show You Care," a program delivered by the Hope4You Breast Cancer Foundation. The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Dellinger Hall Underground.

The program will focus on information about breast cancer and what younger women need to know to protect themselves. Dr. W. Dandridge, a Joplin, Mo., physician, will speak at the event, along with Rhonda Justice, former KOAM-TV news anchor and owner of Girlfriends Gym.

Kerr, an active fundraiser for breast cancer awareness events, said she became interested in the issue when her mother was diagnosed last year. Now in remission, she said her mom has been an inspiration.

"This is really important, especially for students, because there's so much you can do to prevent it at this age," Kerr said.

In addition to the speakers, the program will include prizes and refreshments. The event is open to the community.

For more information, contact Kerr at 620-240-6993.

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