More than 50 students took part in the Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Tuesday by pinning pink ribbons to their shirts and sending letters to loved ones reminding them to get a mammogram.
Wellness Center Marketing and Media Specialist Mary Rentz said the event is intended to educate St. Thomas students about breast cancer prevention.
Junior Megan Beaudry, wellness center peer educator, said students don’t have to pay to send the letters.
“We’re just going to postmark them for free,” Beaudry said. “We just want to make sure people realize how important it is to get a mammogram.”
Junior Maddy Pick said the letters show that students care.
“I think it’s important because it lets people know that you care about them and their health,” Pick said. “It also is a good reminder in case they forget or are too nervous to get checked.”
Last week Colleges Against Cancer held a similar event, passing out pink shoelaces and fact sheets with breast cancer statistics.
Cynthia Johnson, Hayley Schnell and Tom Graves contributed to this report.