Skip to main content

B.E.E.P. hosts successful walk-a-thon

By October 13, 2014BEEP
Celebrating the B.E.E.P. Walk-a-thon check presentation were: (front, l to r) President William N. LaForge; Sharon Grose, AmeriCorps*VISTA member; Aubreisha Hackler, AmeriCorps*VISTA member; David Bagwell, owner, Sonic Drive-In of Cleveland; Todd Davis, director of Outdoor Recreation. Back: Gail Bailey, B.E.E.P. project coordinator; Robin Boyles, institutional grants administrator; Dr. Beverly Moon, dean of Continuing Education and Research; Dr. Melody Fortune, assistant professor of health care management and B.E.E.P. advisory committee member.

The Breast Education & Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) at Delta State University held a walk-a-thon Oct. 1 at the Delta State Fitness Trail to begin October’s breast cancer awareness month. Partnering with B.E.E.P. was the Department of Outdoor Recreation, the College of Education and Human Sciences, Sonic Drive-In of Cleveland and the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing.

The event was attended by 314 participants who walked 1507 laps. Sonic Drive-In donated 50 cents per lap up to $500.

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.