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Hampton University's William R. & Norma B. Harvey Library Host Annual 'Think Pink' Breast Cancer Awareness Event
10/16/2019 - #79

HAMPTON, Va. (October 16, 2019) — The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library hosted their annual ‘Think Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Friday, Oct. 11. The annual event is held to educate the public about the risk of breast cancer as well as ways to prevent, screen and treat this disease; as well as an opportunity to recognize survivors.  

“Each year the library seeks to inform our university community about breast cancer through this presentation.  This information is timely and important in helping to spread awareness of this disease, as well as share advances in research and treatment and spread hope through the narratives of survivors,” said Tina Rollins, Library Director of The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library.  

The panelists for the event included Dr. Luisel Ricks-Santi, Director of the Hampton University Cancer Research Center; Dona Sternberg, Nursing Operations Manager of the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute; and Gloria Cox, a breast cancer survivor.  

The topics of discussion ranged from early detection, types of treatment, as well as the importance of knowing one’s family health history and why it needs to be shared with loved ones.

“We all have a family history in something, and some families are open and share this information, and some families are not so open,” said Ricks-Santi. “This information is so crucial because it can tell you about your personal health, and that information can help you make the appropriate decision. With respect to cancer, this information can be a guide for screening, prevention and treatment.”

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