ASU Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lives. And while there is no definitive cure, advances in modern medicine are allowing both women and men to get tested, treated, live with and manage this illness.

Alabama State University is bringing awareness to this deadly disease with a variety of events throughout the month of
October, which is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


"About two years ago, our programmatic initiatives around the importance of breast cancer and early detection started with one speaker. Today, we boasts a number of events: educational forums, writing events, campuswide walks and the "ASU Men Wear Pink" campaign,” said Davida Haywood, vice president of Student Affairs. “These events not only educate our campus, but inspire hope for our students, faculty, staff and alumni who may have been touched by or are "survivors and thrivers" of this illness. Given ASU's role in cancer research, perhaps one day the cure for breast cancer will be found right here in ASU labs.”


The keynote speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 8, will be Dr. Latoya Clark, MD, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist at the Jackson Clinic in Montgomery, Ala. Her topic is “Your Life is in Your Hands,” a discussion on understanding cancer, screenings and the importance of early detection.  Clark graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2010.


A complete list of events is as follows:


“Bras Across the Field” for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Pregame Festivities)

ASU Football Stadium

Please join us by wearing your pink and purple to the ASU football game. Together, let us make a caring community our
aim as we unite and carry our “Bras Across the Field” to defeat Breast Cancer and raise the purple glove, and to spread
love to end Domestic Violence.

Sponsored by: Health Center, Health Information Management Program and Violence Against Wo(men) Program and
Family Sunshine Center

Beat Out Breast Cancer/Pink Game!
2 p.m.
ASU Football Stadium

Come help us “Pink Out” the ASU Football Stadium as our Alabama State University Football Team takes on Alcorn State


Your Life is in Your Hands: Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Panel featuring Dr. Latoya Clark, OBGYN, Jackson
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Buskey Auditorium

Join us for a healthy discussion on breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

*Refreshments will be served

Sponsored by: Health Center, Health Information Management Program and the Montgomery Chapter of The Links,


Health Fair
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hardy Student Center Ballroom

ASU, it’s time to get Healthy! Come on out and support the Health Center as it brings local resources and services that will ensure that you are well — physically and emotionally!

Sponsored by: Health Center


ASU Cares Inspirational Writing Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hardy Student Center (Food Court Area)

Surviving and thriving matters to those who are being treated for Breast Cancer. Come out and help us as we write
words of inspiration to the men and women being treated at the Montgomery Cancer Center. We will provide all the materials, we just need your words of inspiration.

Sponsored by: Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Amplified and the University Programming and
Activities Board (UPAAB)


Breast Cancer Warrior Walk
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Old Hornet Stadium to Acadome Steps

Calling all student organizations! It is time to get your “Pink On” as we walk in memory and honor of those who are
fighting Breast Cancer.

Sponsored by: Student Government Association


News media contact: Hazel Scott, 334-229-4960


Written by Media Relations Specialist Timothy C. Ervin and Media Relations Specialist Hazel Scott contributed.