Breast-a-Ville returns to Millersville University (MU) this semester for its eighth year.  Breast-a-Ville is a health fair that centers on the topic of breast health and self-examination. Students can play games, interact with MU clubs and learn about how to detect breast cancer.

Breast-a-Ville will take place on October 3rd outside of the Student Memorial Center (SMC) and will run from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

The event brings in outside organizations including Penn State University Breast Center, Radiologist Dr. John Garofola of Lancaster Radiology Associates, and the Lancaster Cancer Center. All exhibitors specialize in breast cancer education. Topics of discussion will vary from table to table but will all center on the theme of self-examination. This ties into Breast-a-Ville’s tagline for this year which is “Check Your Selfie.”

Millersville clubs will also assist with Breast-a-Ville. Relay for Life, Her Campus and All Campus Musical Organization (AMCO) will have tables that students can visit. Along with education and club tables, students can participate in activities and games. There will be rock painting, Pictionary and even a photo booth! Students can explore the tables and earn stamps which when completed can be redeemed for a Breast-a-Ville T-shirt.

The event is made possible through the Millersville Breast Health Initiative, which was started in Honor of Diana Denenberg Durand. Durand was a sister of Dr. Dennis Denenberg. Durand struggled with breast cancer for 18 years. Breast-a-Ville is one of the ways Millersville remembers her fight.

If you would like more information about Breast-A-Ville please contact Dr. Jenny Monn at jenny.monn@millersville.edu.

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