TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — The Trojan Center (TC) is usually where students come to eat, relax, and study between classes, but one organization chose to use the space to raise awareness about a serious topic.
“Today we’re hosting the Redz Go Pink for breast cancer awareness,” said Delta Sigma Theta Community Service Cahir Aliyah Johnson. “We have a table set up in TC from 11 to 2 and we’ll be giving out candy bags and breast cancer pins. Just raising awareness for breast cancer month.”
When asked why the organization was placed in the Trojan Center, Johnson said it was to reach as many people as possible.
“Just find out more information on signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Being a black woman, knowing that the effect that it has on black women around the country, is just better for us to raise awareness and to bring a stop to this cancer.”
According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), “Black women are disproportionately affected by more aggressive subtypes, such as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and inflammatory breast cancer, and they are more likely to be diagnosed at younger ages and at more advanced stages of the disease.”
For more information about breast cancer research, signs, and detection, visit the BCRF’s website.