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The following article was posted on October 10th, 2012, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 13, Issue 31 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 31

Buy books for breast cancer awareness

The Allan Hancock College bookstore has stocked up on merchandise from the nonprofit Save the TaTas Foundation to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This month, 95 percent of the proceeds from bookstore sales will go to Student Health Services to pay for breast cancer awareness 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,” Alex Bell, Student Health Services coordinator, said in a press release. “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 in the release. That’s why, in addition to offering items for sale, the bookstore will be providing free packets 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.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion is one of several partnerships that the bookstore has formed with various programs on campus to support causes that are important to students. The bookstore is 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.

Visit bookstore.hancockcollege.edu or call 922-2391 for more information.

School Scene is compiled by Managing Editor Amy Asman. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, e-mail, or mail.