With the help of Maurer Foundation Program Educator, Susan Simon, 8 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County performed short educational presentations on breast cancer at the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside on April 29.
The Scouts spoke about the myths and risk factors of breast cancer and early detection methods. Their skits showed how risk factors like drinking and smoking are hazardous, and the importance of annual mammograms, gynecologist visits and monthly breast self exams.
Stacy Pedian, Girl Scout Leader, said “The girls had fun while learning a lot of valuable information. One of our girls recently lost her grandmother to breast cancer. This training will help her and the other girls pass along vital information to their community.”
The presentation fulfills the Scouts’ community service and Silver Award requirements. It was part of a free peer education program offered by the Maurer Foundation, which includes several classes on breast health, often culminating with students presenting their new knowledge to peers, family and their community.
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