RCC hosts breast cancer awareness event

Woman wears pink RCC shirt and a sticker to raise awareness for breast cancer. (KTVL/Alexander Mesadieu)

Rogue Community College (RCC) and Asante teamed up today to promote breast cancer awareness.

Representatives from Asante came out to RCC's Grants Pass campus to hand out information to students and talk about breast cancer, and how to detect it early.

RCC also held a contest on their app that encouraged people to wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. The best breast cancer awareness outfit was rewarded a prize from RCC's bookstore.

The two groups said that they hope to save lives through the work they were doing today.

"It's fun to wear pink and have the pink balloons, but what we really want is for people, and particularly women, to realize that this is a very frequent cancer that many people will get. We want people to take the time to pick up some of the literature [that we're handing out] and look it up online," said Sara Bristol, Digital Media Specialist of Rogue Community College.

They hoped to save lives through the information that they were giving students, and through encouraging women to self check at least once a month for breast cancer.

Asante wanted students to know that they offer a voucher fund at the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center so the uninsured and underinsured can be tested for breast cancer.

Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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