The Port Lincoln community has shown its support for breast cancer research at the Breast Health Awareness Day.
Jinnah University for Women on Tuesday kicked off breast cancer awareness campaign with a vision to sensitize students and teachers regarding this deadly disease.
Doctors agree that early detection is the best defence against breast cancer.
Known as a dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening for the early detection of the disease, Pink Caravan has outlined four ways it says people can become involved in helping promote its message: interacting with its social media platforms, engaging with its fundraising activities, encouraging family members to have check-ups and spreading the news about the importance of conducting self-examinations. It provides a range of treatments and therapies from massages to emotional support.
The 49-year-old is sharing her story to raise awareness of breast cancer but also of the work carried out by The Haven. The Walk- A-Thon will have a $20 registration fee which will include a 2017 Breast Cancer Walk T-Shirt and a memory balloon. She said: 'After feeling the lump, I left it a week and then went to see my GP.
Radiation Science Program Director and instructor of the Introduction to Cancer Care course, Jessica Mak, has taken the initiative to begin raising awareness by starting with her small classes.
The Burke Medical Center's annual Breast Cancer Walk and Health Fair is set for Oct.28, from 10 a.m. -noon.
"I imagine most people understand cancer is a bad thing, but I don't know if people understand how it works", said Mak. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, excluding skin cancers, and the second leading cause of cancer death for women, according to the American Cancer Society.
And, as well as spreading the word on The Haven, Jackie wants to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.