Health Plus
September 30, 2016

Join with Vanderbilt to:

  • Know the facts
  • Celebrate survivorship and honor and remember loved ones
  • Raise awareness about steps to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer – including having an early detection plan

Know the Facts:

  • Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
  • Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women.
  • Regular breast check-ups are the best ways to detect breast cancer early. Early detection provides you with an increased chance of recovery and a wider range of treatment options.

Learn more about breast check-up information from Vanderbilt Breast Center.

View the American Cancer Society Guidelines for Early Detection of Breast Cancer.

Get Involved:

  • Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo
    Wednesday, October 2, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Light Hall, North Lobby
    Visit the Expo to learn about prevention, screenings, and more.
  • Wear Pink
    Wednesday, October 2
    Wear pink to show your support and raise awareness. Dress yourself, your family, or your pets in pink and share your photos with the Vanderbilt Community.
  • Breast Center Awareness at VU Benefits Open House
  • Wednesday, October 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Baker Building, 10th Floor
  • Learn about Breast Cancer screening and arrrange to schedule a mammogram. First 50 employees to visit the table during this time receive a Think Pink! t-shirt.

Share Your Photos with Us:

  • Send to our Twitter account @WellVanderbilt​ using #wearpinkVU or #wearpinkVUMC
  • Email with the subject line:

    University Departments use "VU Goes Pink"
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center Departments use "VUMC Goes Pink."

Learn More:

Vanderbilt Breast Center

Breast Cancer (National Cancer Institute)

National Breast Cancer Foundation

American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer