Getting Involved for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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As much as it is vital to learn about breast cancer and how to help prevent it, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also about bringing people together to fight for the cause and to celebrate those who are battling breast cancer and winning.

Throughout the month of October, there will be nearly 100 races for the cure across the country, as well as dozens of Making Strides walks, which are held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Each of these events brings together thousands of runners and walkers.

Volunteers from multiple Concorde campuses will be among the thousands of people helping to makes these events a success.

Beyond the major events around the country, there are small ways that anyone can show their support for those who battle breast cancer. Men, women, and children are encouraged to wear pink in a sign of solidarity and a sign that we, as a community, are working to end this disease.

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in the United States. By working together and learning what you can do, you can help the fight.

Here are a list of events Concorde will be participating in during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Concorde Career College - Southaven: Every Friday in October, students, and faculty are encouraged to wear pink to support the fight against breast cancer. There also will be an informational meeting, tentatively scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23.

Concorde Career College - Memphis: On Friday, Oct. 9, the Memphis campus will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Wear Pink Day." There will be an information table in the main campus hallway with educational and community resources available.

Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie: This campus has a number of events planned for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Oct. 12, there will be a door decorating contest, with judging to take place on Oct. 22. During the week of Oct. 19, students will be encouraged to wear pink, and there will be a balloon release for cancer survivors and a candy day. Finally, on Oct. 24, students and faculty will participate in the Making Strides walk in North Texas.

Concorde Career College - San Diego: Volunteers from this campus will be at Balboa Park beginning at 5 a.m. to help with the Making Strides of San Diego walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. Click for more information.

Concorde Career Institute - Tampa: Volunteers from the Tampa campus will be taking part in Making Strides of Hillsborough at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Click for more information.

Find out what event a campus near you will be participating in and call 1-800-693-7010.

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