Tiger Feature: TSU Student-Athletes and Coaches Team Up with Komen On the Go
Monday, October 5, 2009

Nashville --- The Susan G. Komen On the Go mobile experience visited the Tennessee State University campus at Welton Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 1. TSU student-athletes and coaches volunteered throughout the day at the event.

The attendees were encouraged to visit the trailer and watch a video that highlighted the Susan G. Komen story. After viewing the video, the student-athletes volunteered in different areas. Some athletes were assigned to work in the trailer while others walked around distributing information and encouraging other students to visit the area.

An offshoot initiative of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in partnership with the Val Skinner Foundation, the Komen On the Go's bright pink trailer seeks to encourage young women to make a commitment to lifelong positive breast health practices. The Komen On the Go tour has visited more than 400 locations and events since its creation in 2004.

As part of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's mission to end breast cancer forever, the interactive learning center offers hands-on computer kiosks full of information on the breast cancer movement, inspirational videos, life-saving recommendations about breast health awareness and useful instruction such as how to do a breast self-exam.

This Tennessee State University event was sponsored by a number of organizations.

 

Gifts were provided by:

Tennessee State University's Bookstore

Tennessee State University's Conference and Events Management Department

Tennessee State University's Honors Program

Tennessee State University's Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Tennessee State University's Facilities Management

Meharry Medical College's Women's Health Research Department

Essence Day Spa

 

Food and Decorations:

NACWC, Inc.

Women of Empowerment

My Sister's Keepers

Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity

 

Music

Jazz Cool Jazz Ensemble

Tennessee State University's Radio Station WTST