By Nia Scott
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this month the goal for many is educate the public about breast cancer and encourage women and men to get tested.
Did you know on average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer?
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and although it is rare men can get breast cancer too, and almost 440 men die from it each year.
Today, there will be a Pink Light Walk held on campus.
This is the sixteenth annual Pink Light Walk at ESU. The purpose of the walk is to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
The walk will begin at 6 p.m. but there will be tables set up by other clubs on campus and the Pocono Medical Center at 5:30 p.m.
There are free, pink t shirts for the walk that are first come first serve.
Before the walk begins, take a moment to visit the table set up by the Pocono Medical Center to learn more about breast cancer.
They have representatives from the center, ready to answer any questions.
The walk is open to the community of East Stroudsburg so there will be students, townspeople, and of course some breast cancer survivors attending the walk.
The event will be held rain or shine so make sure to dress accordingly.
The walk will begin at 6 p.m. at the Science and Technology building.
Everyone will walk up Normal Street until they reach Smith Street. From there, they will make a right and keep going down Smith Street until they reach East Brown Street. Finally, walkers will make one more right and end at the Pocono Medical Center.
After the walk ends, there will be refreshments provided at the Pocono Medical Center.
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