Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012
HOW BREAST CANCER AFFECTS SURVIVORS, PARTNERS & FAMILIES
2:00-3:00 p.m., Voyageurs North, Atwood Memorial Center
Hedy Tripp, instructor in Human Relations and Ethnic Studies & Women's Studies, was diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma in December 1995. She will share how her diagnosis has affected her and her family in different aspects of her life. She will also discuss how she works toward highlighting the need for more research on breast cancer in women of color and how we can advocate for more breast cancer research for all women. One of her students, Alyssa Bergstadt, will also share interviews she has had with children of breast cancer victims and survivors. Hedy is honored to be representing St. Cloud State and the American Cancer Society as St. Cloud State’s Honorary Survivor for the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Central Minnesota.
Steve Hoover, faculty member in the Counseling and Community Psychology Department. His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011 and Steve will discuss how caregivers are affected by the diagnosis and treatment, what they can do to assist a person with breast cancer, and how caregivers can attend to their own self-care needs.