“Saving second base,” ” fighting like a girl,” and “saving the tatas” were sayings on pieces of candy outside the café on Friday afternoon. The Missouri Valley College Black Student Union gave to students and faculty the items of bubble gum, Starbursts, and suckers, all having facts about breast cancer awareness.
BSU President DelMeko Jordan, who supports the breast cancer awareness effort, said, “This is our second outreach to the campus, and we want to inform as many people as we can about breast cancer.”
In their lifetime, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Also, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women, according to nationalbreastcancer.org.
Sophomore Stephanie Boyd can personally relate to breast cancer awareness. She said, “My aunt is a survivor of breast cancer.”
BSU meets every other Tuesdays in the Ferguson Center at 7 p.m.