Nicholls State University Health Services is sponsoring a Breast Health Awareness Campaign — Nicholls STEPs (Screening, Treatment and Educational Programs) for Breast Health. Various events and activities will take place to increase awareness of breast cancer as well as methods of prevention and detection.
Nicholls was awarded a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. The international organization has a network of volunteers working through local affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure events to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. In addition to funding research, the foundation and its affiliates fund community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically under served.
Grant money will support the following events and activities during the upcoming semesters:
Revised April 2015
|August 2016||Welcome Back Day||Visit our informational booth at Welcome Back Day in the Quad for some facts on breast cancer.|
|September 28, 2016||Breast Health Presentation||Community & OB Nursing students will watch a presentation given by a local GYN.|
|October 2016||Breast Cancer Awareness Month||Nicholls STEP Coordinator will provide month-long, university-wide programs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Weekly programs providing breast self-exam information and models. Events will be publicized via the on-campus newspaper, posters, and NSU radio station.|
|October 6, 2016||Pink Sundae Thursday||Visit our breast cancer information table in the Student Union lobby and get a free strawberry ice cream sundae!|
|October 18, 2015||Breast Cancer Information Table||Visit our informational booth in the lobby of the Student Union for some facts on breast cancer.|
|October 22, 2016||Family Day||Visit our informational booth for a bean-bag toss game and join us in the closure of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Family Day.|
|October 27, 2016||Breast Cancer Information Table||Visit our breast cancer information table in the Student Union lobby and get a free cookie!|
|March 2016||Women’s History Month||Nicholls STEP’S Coordinator, along with University Health Services, will organize a luncheon featuring a presentation about breast health and a guest speaker who has experience in breast cancer research/awareness. Breast health information will focus on proper nutrition for breast cancer prevention.|
|Ongoing||Self Breast Exam (SBE)Counseling Sessions Breast Health Information||University Health Service professionals will counsel referrals on SBE techniques. Constituents will be asked to schedule an appointment for counseling sessions via UHS. Information on breast cancer and breast health will be available at all times in UHS. UHS health professionals will be encouraged to include breast health instruction and educational materials during clinic visits. All educational materials, especially videos will be offered to residential assistants to use for their monthly educational offerings in the residence halls. Further, student groups will be encouraged to request a speaker to present information on SBE and breast health.|