Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer awareness month.

Breast cancer is something that affects us all,

so BUSU wants to spread awareness,

raise money for the cause,

and have a good time doing it.



This Thursday at Isaacs’ will be a ‘Pink Party’. Ladies get in free all night!

Boobie Bombs and Slippery Nipple shots will be served for $2.

$1 from every shot will be donated to a great charity, so drink up everyone!

My mother has been a survivor/cancer free for ten years.When she was first diagnosed I was angry, in disbelief and very ignorant to the whole subject. You hear the tragic stories, but you never think it can happen to your family. I am grateful she pulled through and I am even more proud of how she dedicated her life to helping out women and families of the same plight. After she got back to 100% she has dedicated her time to helping women and their families affected by breast cancer. She started the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund (CBCSF) to help out women with breast cancer who are in financial hardship. Every year, approximately 23,000 women and 190 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women: one in nine will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The economic impact of breast cancer can be devastating. The financial difficulties that follow a breast cancer diagnosis are well documented, but historically, very little attention has been paid to solving this problem. Millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer and directed to research and education while many patients struggle with expenses related to their diagnosis and treatment. Patients often need to cover the costs of drugs and medical supplies. This can impose a significant hardship on those without private insurance and/or those who do not qualify for government assistance. The CBCSF provides the funds needed for those diagnosed and in financial hardship.

-16% of breast cancer patients had their jobs terminated while undergoing treatment
-17% were unable to return to their previous job with the same title and salary
-21% of respondents reported returning to work before they were full able due to financial pressure
-27% took on debt to cover treatment costs (Source: Economic impact on labour force re-entry report 2010 CBCN)

This is truly a great charity and even better cause – Badgers, please come out and show your support!



By: Patrick Voisin

BUSU Marketing Intern