Members of the Barry University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) spent Saturday, Sept. 22 volunteering at the 17thAnnual Breast Health Symposium in Opa-Locka, Fla. While there, they helped to educate members of this under-served community about the importance of early detection and cancer screening. This event was sponsored by The Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and had participants from Miami-Dade College Medical Campus, FIU College of Medicine, the YWCA, and more.
We arrived bright and early to help prepare for the Breast Health Symposium by setting up tables and chairs for the 20+ vendors that participated.
Martha Lopez is photoed below educating women on the importance of performing routine breast exams:
Delorean and Chris stoped what they were doing and registered to VOTE!
MAPS with Dr. Blemur and Ms. Elda
After all was said and done we decided to have a different kind of fun, take a look:
We hope YOU will join in the fun on our next community service trip!
MAPS would like to extend a special thanks to the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, and Philip Mercado for inviting us to participate in this amazing event.