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Jun 15, 2016 | Harrison College

Harrison College Hosting Health Symposium on Breast Cancer Awareness

Evansville, Ind. (June 13, 2016) – According to the American Cancer Society, hundreds of thousands of new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, but through increased awareness, early detection and improved treatments, more women are surviving. Harrison College invites the public to attend a free health symposium regarding breast cancer and the importance of early detection, this Wednesday, June 15, at its Evansville campus. The event is part of the Evansville campus’ monthly health symposium series focused on issues that affect the well-being of the community, such as sexual assault, childhood immunizations and Alzheimer’s disease.


What:       “Cancer: Is it a Death Sentence?” Speaker: Sheilia Syler, executive director of Komen Evansville Tri-State

Who:       Open to the public

When:     Wednesday, June 15, from 6-8 p.m.

Where:    Harrison College, 4601 Theater Drive, Evansville, IN 47715


“Most of our students are female and many of them know someone who has been affected by breast cancer,” said Leslie Elkin, dean of academic affairs of the Harrison College Evansville campus. “We want to empower community members by educating them on this disease and the importance of early detection. Hosting monthly health symposiums at Harrison is part of our commitment to being a community educational resource.”