Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to education and early detection of breast cancer. During October, you may see many breast cancer charities raising money to increase breast cancer research in causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and cure. 
  • According to the CDC, about 264,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease each year in the US.
  • Men can also get breast cancer, however, it is not very common. 
  • Risk factors for breast cancer include: being a woman, older age (50+ YO), and having mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes

PTES and FD My Plate Challenge

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! Join UNC PTES in the SNPhA PTES My Plate Challenge!

Make your own version of the “My Plate” diagram to be posted on UNC SNPhA’s Instagram!

Have fun with it! For example, you can include food options from different cultural backgrounds and/or create it in a different language! For more information reach out to Tazche or check out @snpha_ptes on Instagram!Earn 1 Point by completing this challenge!

Send submissions to Tazche by September 20thtazche@live.unc.edu

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