‘Think Pink’ Breast Cancer Conference slated for Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 17 October 2007

TROY – Troy University’s School of Nursing is going pink on Oct. 23 to focus attention on breast cancer as part of its October breast cancer awareness initiative.

The School of Nursing, the Iota Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and the College of Health and Human Services are teaming up to present the first-ever Think Pink Breast Cancer Conference from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the R. Douglas Hawkins Stadium Tower at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.

Lucille Latham, a two-time breast cancer survivor and an Avon Breast Cancer Foundation national speaker, will talk about the important woman’s issue. The conference is free and open to the public.

“We are doing this conference to raise awareness of breast cancer,” said Dr. Bernita Hamilton, director of the University’s School of Nursing. “This is our first conference on breast cancer and we hope to have future conferences aimed at promoting continued awareness of breast cancer and other major health issues.”

Hamilton said that breast cancer is the most frequent cause of death in woman aged 35 to 54, and that an estimated 240,510 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year. One in eight women has a chance of developing invasive breast cancer.

For more information on the conference, contact the Troy University School of Nursing at 334-670-5864.