AHC Bookstore Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proceeds benefit Student Health Services

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink is in at the Allan Hancock College bookstore this October, as the bookstore partners with Student Health Services to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Hancock bookstore has stocked up on merchandise from the nonprofit Save the TaTas Foundation.  In the month of October, 95 percent of the proceeds from the sale of items such as t-shirts, tote bags and school supplies will go to Student Health Services and their ongoing effort to promote breast cancer awareness and education on campus.  The remaining five percent will benefit the Save the TaTas Foundation. 

“Students, especially young students, may not believe that breast cancer can affect them at this time in their lives,” said Alex de Jounge, Student Health Services coordinator.  “It’s our goal to make sure that they are aware and informed.”

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and accounts for nearly one in three diagnoses, Bell said.  That’s why, in addition to offering items for sale, the bookstore will be providing important information to shoppers in October.  Student Health Services has put together a free packet with information on ways to help prevent breast cancer, the best methods of early detection and a list of treatment and prevention resources available to women on the Central Coast.

“Education is the first step to prevention and early detection,” Bell said.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion is one of several partnerships that the bookstore has formed with various programs on campus with the goal of raising funds and supporting causes important to students.  The Allan Hancock College bookstore is located in the Student Center on the Santa Maria campus and is open Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Go to their website at bookstore.hancockcollege.edu or call 922-2391 for more information. 

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Last Modified Jun 30, 2017