Think Pink “CHECK IT OUT”
This is a popular educational program to teach Breast Self Examination.
D’Feet has provided educational programs in Galveston County high schools and colleges, professional organizations and small groups on the importance of learning the technique of breast self examination (BSE). Helping us are volunteer nurse professionals and “breast cancer” survivors.
For more information on this program contact: Call D’Feet at 409-771-5574
Format of 1 hour program:
- PowerPoint presentation
- 7 minute video
- Breast cancer survivors, tell story
- Audience Q & A
- Take home educational packets provided
D’Feet volunteers are available to speak at health fairs, professional meetings, schools and other community activities. They speak on the importance and the results of the screening mammography program in Galveston County, and the importance of maintaining breast health and learning Breast Self Examination. Above all, the program is designed to empower the woman or student to take charge of their breast health from and early age.
- Ball High School
- Dickinson High School
- Hitchcock High School
- La Marque High School
- Texas City High School
- Santa Fe High School
Dr. McKnight’s Statement:
Hello my name is Dr. Techksell McKnight and I am currently one of the Oncology faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). I have also completed training in Internal Medicine and General Preventive Medicine at UTMB, where I earned a Masters in Public Health as well. I have a special interest in cancer prevention and when I learned about the D’ Feet breast cancer initiative, I was more than happy to participate.
I believe that community out reach efforts such as “Think Pink”, a program aimed at educated teenagers about breast health, are the best ways to teach individuals in the community about pertinent health issues and to develop relationships with the local neighborhood establishments (schools, churches, etc.).
~ Techksell McKnight, MD, MPH