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15-40 Connection Emerges at Becker College
Becker College invites cancer awareness group, 15-40 Connection, to introduce programs to entice students into regularly undergoing medical assessments. The 15-40 Connection was created to share insight on an alarming statistic; individuals, ages 15 to 40 (hence the name 15-40 Connection), are not contributing to cancer awareness and prevention.
Individuals whose age falls in the 15-40 category are feeling as though they are invincible. As a result, simple symptoms are overlooked, and therefore, at times, cancer diagnosis is overlooked as well. The mission of 15-40 Connection is to raise awareness of all cancers. By raising awareness of all cancers, the group becomes a catchall for folks whose lives have been affected by cancer.
At Becker College, the group is being led by five students, and some of its programs are already being planned and will be implemented in the near future. The idea of 15-40 Connection is to allow students to see the importance of being checked regularly by a doctor. Through this program, students are able to join together despite the effect cancer has had on their individual lives. The 15-40 Connection is always open to new members, and the group will set up a table after the holiday break to get the word out about the 15-40 Connection.
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Kevin M. Coyne, Editor-in-Chief