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Touch Your Junk, It’s the Biz

Testicular Cancer Awareness at the Carrington College California Health Fair

A Health Fair was held on February 21, 2013 on the Antioch, California campus of Carrington College California and was attended by over 150 students in their LVN Nursing program, Pharmacy Technicians, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assistant programs as well as faculty and administrative staff.

 

The Health Fair included a display to spread awareness for Testicular and Breast Cancer and the importance of self exams. The display was playfully titled “Touch your junk, it’s the biz” and included anatomical models of the male and female anatomy as well as hands on displays that allowed participants to feel for lumps in the female breasts and the male testicles.

 

Those who were able to correctly identify the number and size of lumps were awarded with their own set of bouncing balls and/or chicken breast sandwiches. The Health Fair was a huge success and spread the word about testicular cancer to many people who were shocked at the statistics involved and who eagerly collected the brochures to share with their friends, family and loved ones. With a cure rate of 90-100% for early detection, it is a game we can all win with a little awareness and a monthly self exam!

 

 

 

Thanks to Carrington College California for including our brochures in their display.

 

 

 

First Descents is Looking for Paticipants

First DescentsFirst Descents has opened their 2012 programs. Apply for adventure.

Not familiar with First Descents? Well, you should be.

First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors (ages 18 to 39) a free week-long outdoor adventure experience designed to enable them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

Their outdoor adventure challenges are designed to push your limits and make you face you fears. In return you will regain the confidence and self-efficacy that cancer often takes away.

Don’t feel intimidated. First Descents realizes that we are all individuals and the adventures will be tailored to your experiences/abilities and they are there to help make sure you reach your week’s goals.

Want to learn more? Check out the First Descents website and watch the video below.

 

 

OK, you have seen the adventure, now go get it.

Have Fun,

 

 

 

 

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