We were thinking pink, wearing pink and getting the word out all over about breast cancer awareness! The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program (LBCHP) and SurviveDAT, our support program for young breast cancer survivors, were very busy this October raising awareness about breast cancer. Dr. Johnson of ILH did at least three radio interviews and seemed to be all over the city, educating people about the disease, being honored for her efforts – even waylaying people in beauty salons, along with a number of other LBCHP staff members. All in all, the LBCHP and SurviveDAT staff did the following:

We did 38 events, where we reached an approximate audience of over 7,000 people, distributed 1,670 in educational materials and gave away almost 7,000 promotional items.

     2 Presentations to Medical Providers, Professional Women
     3 Radio Interviews
     2 Zumbathon Appearances
     1 “Pink Ribbon” Regatta Presentation, which generated $10,000 in donations!
     8 Church Presentations
     Beauty Salon Appearances (5 in 1 day)
     3 School/University Appearances (including one of the Zumbathons)
    1 Art & Wellness Market Presentation
    2 Neighborhood Appearances (Night Out Against Crime)
    1 City Government Presentation
    1 Adult Care Facility Presentation
    1 Recreational Facility Presentation
    1 Fundraiser Ball Appearance
    7 Business Presentations/Appearances
    1 Hospital Presentation 
    1 Fashion Show Fundraiser Appearance
    1 Race

LBCHP staff participate in October breast cancer awareness events throughout the New Orleans area.

AuthorAmanda Crosbie