Pink Ribbon Day for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Ribbon Day for Breast Cancer Awareness


[music plays throughout] [Richard Mitchell]
Today is a Pink Ribbon Day. It’s an event that brings students
and faculty together to commemorate hope, survival,
and awareness for breast cancer. We have pink ribbon nails, and we have
an information booth as well. [Tanzina Islam]
Raising awareness for breast cancer is important because
25,000 women across Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer,
as well 220 men. And what we really want
is for students to understand why it’s such an important topic
across Canada, and how to talk about it
with friends and family, why it’s important
to talk about it, and to talk to family members
and loved ones about screening
as well as prevention. We’re really looking to get students
into a dialogue about why understanding breast cancer
and preventing it is important. The Humber community
as well as students in general could take it upon themselves to lead initiatives
with the wider community, really, to talk about
why breast cancer is important, [music rises] why screening
and prevention is also important, and how to go about it. In addition,
they can start volunteering for the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation and other great organizations
doing wonderful work. [Leah] With breast cancer,
it can affect anyone. You won’t really know
until you get tested. So I encourage everyone
to make a donation so that in future, there’ll be a cure as soon as you’re diagnosed
with breast cancer. [Richard]
It was about a year ago where a campaign such as this
reminded my wife that it’s time
to get her yearly mammogram. This time, unfortunately,
there were three tumours. I don’t want any woman
to ever have to go through that. That’s why I’m doing this. [music fades out]

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