Cypress LGBT Support Club held their Breast Cancer Awareness table Oct. 21, by the pond.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and LGBT club helped promote breast cancer awareness by setting up a table to inform students who passed by.
At their table, students who were intrigued by the booth could learn some basic information about breast cancer and much more. Students could have also participated in a game where a student picks a card with questions on the back pertaining to breast cancer. Students who participated got Ring Pops, Blow Pops, or even breast cancer awareness bracelets.
Kirsten Bond, 22, a human services major and member of LGBT Support Club had much to say about breast cancer. She said breast cancer awareness is important to anyone, regardless of gender.
“Breast cancer is not something that just happen to women,” she said. “It can also happen to men.”
Kirsten is very passionate about breast cancer awareness. “It is a hard, scary, emotional thing for the person going through it and the ones standing by their side. My mom’s best friend died from breast cancer. She was like a second mom to me.”
Breast cancer can happen to anyone including friends and family. “It has made me more aware of life and to treasure the people close and important to me.”
Kirsten and other members of the LGBT Support Club haven’t raised any money for the cause this year, but have done their best to spread awareness on campus. LGBT Support Club plans on hosting events next year where students can participate in a breast cancer awareness walk and more events to follow. Kirsten also pointed out that she would like to see more associations do more events through the whole month of October because she noticed that most walks or runs for breast cancer were hosted during the beginning of the month. “It’s called Breast Cancer Awareness Month, not Breast Cancer Awareness Week or Day.”
The club did not prepare any events for October due to the lack of planning. The booth was a last minute idea because the month of October was almost over. However, they do plan on more events throughout the month of October next year.
The table contained all sorts of information for students such as three steps to finding breast cancer early, basic information about breast cancer, and things that can be done to help. Kristen said this after the first day of the event, “Well, for it being the first day of the event, yes I do. As long and we helped one person learn something new. I think we were a success and we got our point across.”