AAUW Organizes Baskets for Breast Care Awareness Month


The Weatherford chapter of the American Association of University Women has organized gift baskets in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. Among the members who are supporting the cause include (from left): Wendy Henson, Lori Gwyn, Patsy Parker, Darla Davenport, Laura Endicott and Lisa Appeddu.

October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," and the Weatherford Chapter of the American Association of University Women is helping to spread the word. 

Debbie Brown, president of the chapter, 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 to breast cancer. 

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 breast self exam cards, and Miss Southwestern contributed pins featuring the pink ribbon logo as based on her platform of breast cancer awareness. 

AAUW made 32 baskets that have been distributed around the SWOSU campus and in businesses throughout Weatherford, Clinton, Arapaho, Thomas and Hydro for the month of October. 

Chapter members encourage everyone to wear pink on October 15 in recognition of this cause. 

The AAUW works to promote education and equity for women and girls.  For more information, contact Brown at 580.774.3063.