Finish the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted on September 30, 2015  in  [ Medical Studies & Sciences ]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Grand Canyon University is joining the fight against breast cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Oct. 24, 2015 at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, AZ.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a three-mile, non-competitive walk that brings people together to raise awareness about breast cancer; celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors and caregivers; raise critical funds for breast cancer research, prevention and early detection; and provide comprehensive breast cancer information for those affected by breast cancer.

Many of us have been affected by this terrible disease. My maternal grandmother lost her fight against breast cancer when I was a young child. I did not have her in my life while growing up and I often wish I had the opportunity to know her. I will be donating and walking at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in her honor.

Join us to help finish the fight against breast cancer. Show up, GCU! Share your story, reach out to someone who is fighting and come together as one community of students, staff and faculty to show we care!

Participate. Walk. Donate. Pray.

We also have a friendly competition with the GCU colleges as well as our Tempe and Peoria locations, so join or support the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions’ team!

For those of you who are not on or near the GCU campus, you can also help finish the fight by joining a local Making Strides event in your area, or donating to one of the GCU teams at:

Visit our website to learn more about GCU’s outreach efforts in our local and global communities.


American Cancer Society, Inc. (2014). Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Finish the Fight Against Breast Cancer.

A. Veronica Perez, MPH

Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professionals

Veronica is a knowledgeable public health professional with 18 years of experience in the nonprofit, government and academic sectors. Throughout her career, she has dedicated herself to issues of health promotion, disease prevention and health equity. Her professional and volunteer experiences have addressed tobacco education and prevention; chronic disease prevention and management; program implementation and evaluation; grant writing and grant management; strategic planning; community mobilization; and community-based participatory research.

Learn more about A. Veronica Perez, MPH

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