Women's Center promotes breast health awareness

The UCSD Women’s Center unveiled a photography exhibit for breast cancer survivors Oct. 16. The exhibit is part of Breast Health Awareness Month and will be displayed until Oct. 31.

Lyon Liew
Guardian

The event was also intended to recruit a UCSD team for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to be held Oct. 21 in Balboa Park.

Women’s Center Director Nancy Loevinger described the photography exhibit as “”classy and tasteful.””

Physician and photographer Art Myers took pictures of women who have survived breast cancer.

Myers said his wife’s struggle with breast cancer inspired him to take the pictures. He said he wanted to do a socially relevant project.

“”I want people to become desensitized to the image of these women as grotesque,”” Myers said. “”Their whole being is not changed just because of breast cancer.””

The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is also a table in the lobby of the Women’s Center with free information about breast health concerns.

The organization Making Strides co-sponsored the event. Making Strides was formed this year at UCSD when Loretta Smith, a staff member in the bioengineering department, and other breast cancer survivors decided that UCSD should become involved in the cause.

“”Making Strides is all about helping women to face their fears of the unknowns of breast cancer,”” Smith said.

Smith’s goal is to organize 100 walkers for Sunday’s event. All UCSD students, staff and community members can participate regardless of whether they have raised pledges, Smith said.

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