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.