Chester Upland School District Teams Up with City of Chester to Provide Education on Cancer Awareness
On Friday Oct. 27, Chester Upland School District and the City of Chester are partnering with the Susan G. Komen organization to provide the District, from students to faculty and staff, and the city with education on breast cancer awareness.
The Susan G. Komen organization will be donating materials which every teacher in the District will be using in their lesson plans for the day. Teachers will address the seriousness of breast cancer and the importance of getting screened, while touching upon the various other forms of cancer.
“As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is not a better time to educate people on not only breast cancer, but all forms of cancer,” said Dr. Juan Baughn, Superintendent of Chester Upland School District. “This is an important conversation to be had, so we felt this learning experience should be extended far beyond just our students. From teachers to coaches to residents of the City of Chester, everyone will have the opportunity to learn and be educated about this terrible disease.”
“Though, everyone has heard of cancer, we don’t always take the time to learn about the disease, from when to get screened to how to respond to when a friend or family member gets diagnosed,” said Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland. “With the help of Susan G. Komen and our school district, our goal is to help educate the residents of Chester, so we can all have a better understanding of what to do and how to combat the disease.”
Susan G. Komen is a national organization combatting breast cancer through research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives.