Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk hosted at Falcon Square

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Alexandra Scoville

Students gathered at Falcon Square for the breast cancer walk sponsored by the Susan G. Komen foundation on Thursday, March 22.

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After being affected by breast cancer in her family, pastry chef major Alexis Luna joined other women and men during a breast cancer walk sponsored by the Susan G. Komen foundation on March 22 in Falcon Square.

Luna stated that her aunt has had breast cancer and after going through remission was diagnosed again and suffered heart problems and then went through a double mastectomy.

A mastectomy is a surgery where a doctor will remove either part- or all-of one or both breasts.

The breast cancer walk was co-organized by Health Education Department Chair, Ni Bueno, who said that about 242 people participated in the event.

Participants had a chance to donate money to the foundation during the event.

“We raised $1,246. That’s the most we’ve ever raised in the entire 13 years we have been doing this.”

During the event there were booths set up with information that Luna feels benefited those who participated.

“They (the participants) can gain more knowledge through all the booths we have set up. (They) can read literature, give self breast exams, and learn more about the Susan G. Komen foundation” Luna said.

Personally for Luna, she said that she has learned that getting check-ups regularly is a very important thing to stay aware about breast cancer.

Linda Pura, co-founder, former president and board member of the Susan G. Komen foundation L.A. affiliate, was present during the event helping others receive information like Luna.

“I have been personally doing it (the walk) for 13 years, so it gives me great pleasure to come down here. I love to talk to the students and impart any information I can about breast health awareness.” Pura said.