Baskets on Display in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," and the Weatherford Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is helping to spread the word.
Local AAUW President Patsy Parker said members recognize the risk and impact that breast cancer can have on women’s lives. Two current members are breast cancer survivors, and one member lost a sister and aunt to breast cancer.
AAUW members put together baskets containing mints and other items having the pink ribbon logo and messages of hope and support. Baskets are sponsored by the members themselves. In addition, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation donated bookmarks and breast self-exam cards, most which were taken for distribution to the Agape Free Health Clinic.
AAUW made 30 baskets that have been distributed around the SWOSU campus and in businesses throughout Weatherford, Clinton, Arapaho, Thomas and Hydro for the month of October.
The AAUW works to promote education and equity for women and girls. The next meeting of the Weatherford chapter is a political forum, open to the public, on October 16 at 7 p.m. in the SWOSU Conference Center. President Randy Beutler will host the event. For more information or if you would like to display a basket, contact Parker at 580.774.3284.