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Winners of the third annual DSU B.E.E.P. Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament were  Johnny (left) and James Glorioso.

B.E.E.P. golf tournament raises funds for mammograms

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The Breast Education and Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) at Delta State partnered with the DSU Golf Course to sponsor the third annual DSU B.E.E.P. Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament on Oct. 22. The tournament, organized by David Williams and Cecil Barnett of the golf course, and Gail Bailey, B.E.E.P. project director, raised over $1,500 to support the B.E.E.P. program.

Eleven teams participated in the two-person 18-hole scramble tournament held on the Darrell Foreman Golf Course. A fish fry was held at the conclusion of the event.

The team of Johnny Glorioso and James Glorioso won the championship flight finishing ahead of second place winners Gary Cooper and Randy Medders, and third place winners, Parker Dilworth and Kirkham Povall.

Sponsors of the tournament included Backyard Burgers, Barnes & Noble (DSU Bookstore), Catfish Cabin, Cleveland State Bank, Delta Remodeling (Gary Cooper), Domino’s Pizza, Farm Bureau, Ferguson Grease (Buddy Ferguson), GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Julian Hardy, Wylie Hilburn, Lampard’s Wholesale Meats, Nancy Chiz and Nehi Bottling Company.

David Williams and Gail Bailey.

David Williams and Gail Bailey.

“B.E.E.P. would like to thank David Williams, Cecil Barnett, John Waller, Richard Mun and Hunter Walls of the DSU Golf Course for their assistance in making this tournament such a fun experience for everyone while raising funds for such a worthy cause,” said Bailey. “I would like to thank Wylie Hilburn for providing the delicious fish fry. The tournament would also not have been possible without the assistance from the sponsors and the people participating in the tournament. DSU is very fortunate to have such a wonderful facility as the Darrell Foreman Golf Course to serve the college and the community.”

B.E.E.P. is funded through a grant from the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. B.E.E.P. participates in Breast Cancer Awareness events and provides breast health education throughout Bolivar, Sunflower, Washington and surrounding counties. The project also provides funding for clinical exams, mammograms and ultrasounds for women who have limited income, are uninsured or underinsured, and have limited access to preventative healthcare.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to support B.E.E.P. and will provide breast cancer screenings for project participants.

More pictures from the golf tournament can be found at http://www.deltastate.edu/academics/graduate-and-continuing-studies/center-for-community-economic-development/beep/

Over 260 participants took part in the third annual B.E.E.P. Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon.

Walkathon raises funds for breast cancer screenings

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To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Breast Education & Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) and the Outdoor Recreation Program at Delta State University held the third annual B.E.E.P. Walk-a-thon on Oct. 5 at the DSU Fitness Trail.

The event was attended by 261 participants who walked 827 laps, or the equivalent of 413.5 miles. It was sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Roger Blake and the Blake Surgical Association. Delta Dairy of Cleveland provided samples of ice cream to event participants.

Also partnering for the event were: the College of Education and Human Sciences; Dean of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Research; Department of Athletics, HPER; greek organizations; Robert E. Smith School of Nursing; and the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

A special thanks was expressed to volunteers assisting with the event, including: Debbie Allen, Todd Davis, Dr. Beverly Moon,  Nancy Reginelli, Dr. Rose Strahan, and Kimberly Williams. Also assisting with the walk were DSU students Tia Brown, Katie Genneralli,and Liz Hansen from the Outdoor Recreation Program, and Eric Rush from the School of Nursing.

B.E.E.P. focuses on raising awareness of breast cancer and breast health and increasing the number of women who adopt early cancer detection methods. The project has been funded by a grant from the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation since 2008. B.E.E.P. provides breast health education and funding for clinical exams, mammograms, and ultrasounds for women who have limited income, are uninsured or underinsured, and have limited access to preventative healthcare in Bolivar, Sunflower, Washington and surrounding counties.

The walkathon raised $1,000 for B.E.E.P. to utilize, in addition to the grant funds, to provide breast cancer screenings and education.

B.E.E.P. has maintained long-term partnerships with local healthcare facilities and community organizations since 2008. Through March 31, 2016, the project has:

  •  sponsored or participated in over 400 breast cancer awareness events.
  •  reached 21,444 individuals
  •  provided 546 mammograms, 37 ultrasounds and 637 clinical exams
  •  provided 511 transportation stipends to participants to assist with costs of travel for the screenings
  •  referred 72 individuals for further testing after the screenings
  •  assisted in identifying 14 individuals with cancer through additional testing

For more information on B.E.E.P., contact Gail Bailey at 662-846-4008 or gbailey@deltastate.edu.

 

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Slots open for B.E.E.P. golf tournament

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The Delta State University (DSU) Breast Education and Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) will partner with the DSU Golf Course to sponsor the Third Annual B.E.E.P. Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The tournament will be a two-person scramble with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and tee off at 8:30 a.m. The tournament should conclude by 12 p.m..

Entry fees are $30 per person ($60 per team) and cart rental is $10 per person ($20 per team).

B.E.E.P. is funded through a grant from the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. B.E.E.P. participates in Breast Cancer Awareness events and provides breast health education throughout Bolivar, Sunflower, Washington and surrounding counties. The project also provides funding for clinical exams, mammograms, and ultrasounds for women who have limited income, are uninsured or underinsured, and have limited access to preventative healthcare.

A fish fry will be held for all participants at the conclusion of the golf tournament. The costs of the fish fry is $10 per person.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to support B.E.E.P.

For more information, contact David Williams at 662-846-4585 or dewilliams@deltastate.edu or B.E.E.P. Project Coordinator, Gail Bailey, at 662-207-0262 or gbailey@deltastate.edu.

B.E.E.P. participates in Eliza Pillars health fair

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The Breast Education and Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) at Delta State University recently participated in the Pearl Project Health Fair in Greenville, Miss.

The annual event is sponsored by the Greenville Chapter of the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses Association of Mississippi. This year’s event was was held at the Masonic Lodge in Greenville, MS on March 21.

The association is named after Eliza Pillars who was the first black registered nurse employed by the Mississippi Department of Health. The group supports professional nursing across the state of Mississippi.

Gail Bailey, B.E.E.P. project coordinator, provided literature concerning breast cancer awareness to participants at the fair.

B.E.E.P. focuses on raising awareness of breast cancer and breast health, and increasing the number of women who adopt early cancer detection methods such as monthly exams and annual mammograms. The project provides breast health education workshops and funding for clinical exams and mammograms for low-income, uninsured or underinsured women.

Those interested in more information about B.E.E.P. should contact the project at 662-846-4008 or visit http://www.deltastate.edu/academics/graduate-and-continuing-studies/center-for-community-economic-development/beep.

Pictured: (front, l to r) Renee White; on-site manager, BelFlex Staffing Network; Fadreeka Harvey, resident assistant, DSU Brumby-Castle Hall; Tori Shelby, resident assistant, DSU Brumby-Castle Hall; Porsha Gatson, resident assistant, DSU Brumby-Castle Hall; and Taziana Blunt, resident assistant, DSU Brumby-Castle Hall. Back (l to r) Ezell Landrum, community educator, Delta Area Hospice Care; Todd Davis, director, DSU Outdoor Recreation; Cecil Barnett, DSU Grounds manager; Johnny Glorioso, DSU Golf Shop manager; Andre Harris, district manager, Walgreens; J.C. Blackmon, external vice president, Phi Kappa Alpha and also representing DSU Greek organizations Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha.

B.E.E.P. recognizes volunteerism

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Volunteers for the Breast Education and Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) were recently honored for their contributions to the project during 2014-2015. Recognition was given Feb. 10 during a meeting of the B.E.E.P. Advisory Committee at the Center for Community and Economic Development on the campus of Delta State.

The B.E.E.P. project is a community based breast health program that is funded by the Central Mississippi Magnolia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to raise awareness of breast cancer, breast health and the importance of early detection. The project targets three counties — Bolivar, Washington and Sunflower in the Mississippi Delta. The project also provides breast health education workshops and funding for clinical exams and mammograms for under-insured or uninsured women.

The Advisory Committee advises the project and serves as advocates from the local communities. The committee helps B.E.E.P. staff with project priorities, provides feedback on any community activities held in the areas served by the project and gives insight on additional resources. Members of the committee in attendence were Dr. Betty Sylvest, Robin Boyles, Phyllis McCalop, Dr. Beverly Moon and Ezell Landrum.

Gail Bailey, B.E.E.P. project coordinator and Aubreisha Hackler, B.E.E.P. AmeriCorps*VISTA member, were also thanked the volunteers for their support.

Learn more about B.E.E.P. at http://www.deltastate.edu/academics/graduate-and-continuing-studies/center-for-community-economic-development/beep/.