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FGCU Kleist Health Education Center Offers Interactive Program to Increase Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 29
10/9/2008

FORT MYERS, FL - In an effort to increase breast cancer awareness, the Florida Gulf Coast University Kleist Health Education Center is offering a 60-minute interactive program that provides information about early detection, prevention, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Student Union 213. The program is free and open to the public.

The program was developed with financial support from Susan G. Komen for Cure of Southwest Florida through grant funding. The BSE: Better Start Early program is facilitated by a trained health educator. Attendees are taught the "how to" of breast self-exams (BSE) with the use of lifelike educational forms.

This information is reinforced through an educational video followed by a question and answer session with the instructor.

Participants will receive a shower card and book marker with breast self-exam instruction cards and breast health pamphlets geared toward teens.

For more information, media representatives should contact Kleist Health Center executive director Renee McFarland at (239) 590-7502.

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