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Wesleyan Students Fight for the Cure

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    Members of the senior class showed up in their finest pink attire for the tailgate before the pink out game. DANIEL SALYERS
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    Varsity cheerleaders Kelsey Strott, Ella V Cooper, Lily Rudder and Georgia Kuehn show off their pink. Lexi Jerding.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States.

According to Everyday Health, “more than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.” However, millions of women and men are surviving the disease as improvements have been made in early detection and prevention methods.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness for breast cancer and raise money for treatment and prevention research. Each year, the Wesleyan participates in this campaign in a variety of ways.

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