Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the US. It’s not surprising that a diagnosis of this disease is a fear many women share. However, being informed about the risk factors, detection, and treatment of breast cancer can help empower women to move beyond fear and into action.
CLARK — Children from Mrs. Koepflers class at the Clark Preschool enjoy their Teddy Bear picnic in the bright sunshine. This activity ended their study on teddy bears.
RAHWAY — Have you ever tried solving moustache-related math problems? Students in Susan Bechelli’s fifth grade at Grover Cleveland School in Rahway faced a hairy situation when confronted with the task.
RAHWAY — Recently, members of the Rahway American Legion Post 3 baseball team claimed the 2011 Union County Championship title. Several members of this team are also Rahway High School students.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Gov. Chris Christie has declared October 2011 as “Parental Involvement in Education Month” in New Jersey.
STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.
NEW BRUNSWICK – VSA New Jersey will present an exhibit by Monica Giglio at the Red Horse Gallery at the Freehold Raceway Mall from Oct. 3 to Nov. 8. A meet the artist reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY — This October marks 25 years of observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s a quarter century of creating breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment nationwide.
As someone living with breast cancer, I’m grateful that so many people are trying to raise awareness about the disease, but simply wearing a pink ribbon—or toting a pink bag or using pink dental floss—isn’t going to save many lives.