1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.

Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.

Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. (National Breast Cancer Foundation)

For the third year in a row, the Penmen Press will be participating in Manchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This tradition, although new, is one that we look forward to as an organization each year. The lives of various members of our club, and the SNHU community as a whole, have been touched by breast cancer, as well as cancer in other forms, and this fundraiser represents a way for our staff members to give back to the local and national community, while also supporting those that they walk for personally.

In recognition of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Manchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and all those who have been affected by breast cancer, we have temporarily change our website colors and logo to pink to support and raise breast cancer awareness.

Those interested in donating or joining can find our team’s page by CLICKING HERE, and our team will be accepting donations until October 22. All donations go towards “fund[ing] innovative research, provid[ing] free information and support, and help[ing] people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable” (Making Strides).

The Penmen Press expresses its sincerest gratitude to the SNHU Community for the support we receive in all our endeavors.

Thank you,
The Penmen Press

Megan Palmer
Megan is an alumna of SNHU, formally the Editor-in-Chief of the Penmen Press. She was an English Language and Literature major with minors in communication and education, and she dedicated herself to the growth and success of SNHU's student-led newspaper. In addition to the Penmen Press, Megan also worked in the Deborah L. Coffin's Women Center, conducted extended research projects with SNHU's club for undergraduate research, and sang with her barbershop chorus.

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