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Playing for Pink in aid of breast cancer awareness

Playing for Pink in aid of breast cancer awareness

Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT), a subsidiary of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (BMBC) (NASDAQ: BMTC), announced today their Think Pink campaign for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

BMT has committed to making a $5,000 donation to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr M. Michele Blackwood, the chief of Breast Surgery at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has seen significant progress in treatment since she began around 1990.

To mark this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), organised the fourth consecutive annual "Pink Walk" breast cancer awareness event at Aspire Park, sponsored by Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. In addition, breast cancer awareness and educational materials as well as women healthcare literature were distributed.

Greene-Leech said what sticks out to her most about having breast cancer was the way she discovered it.

In addition to the contribution, BMT will offer informational brochures at all their banking locations.

Nearly every organization on campus does something for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Onwuchekwa discussed how beneficial it can be when they all come together. Breast cancer burden is not only limited to disease burden and mortality, but also leads to economic loss for the nation. The most common type is the 2D mammogram that takes X-ray images of each breast in two different angles.

They can be on anything from healthy eating to managing long-term side effects, as well as empowering blogs by people who have had a breast cancer diagnosis.

"The Ditto project is aimed at helping women from lower income groups, who can not afford to undergo reconstructive surgery, to be fitted with external breast prosthesis to regain their confidence and dignity after diagnosis and surgery".

"Whatever your age it's so important to get to know your breasts and if you do spot anything unusual - be it a lump, redness or an inverted nipple - get it checked out by your GP. It's just a boil or something, or maybe it's the new bra I bought that has rubbed me wrong, '" she told her audience at the breast cancer event Wednesday.

For the future, she hopes breast cancer treatment conducts further research in genetics, she said. "To raise that much money as a school is fantastic to me".

"Through the workshops we aim to help women to explore and address the lifestyle factors which we know can significantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer and improve their overall health and wellbeing". Genetics would allow doctors to identify certain cancer-causing genomes before the cancer develops, allowing preventative treatment and better outcomes. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. "Everybody needs to know there's things they can do".

The Southern Trust has over 1,000 women using the family history service.