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October 13, 2009

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2 The Jibsheet  NEWS October 13, 2009 Breast cancer awareness month begins Maida Suljevic 2 NEWS EDITOR The chance of a woman being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer is 1 in 8. The chance of it killing her is 1 in 35. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's the time of year when stores display pink ribbons and bracelets, and pink feather boas become iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiii}iiii!i!iiiii!i!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !00iiil iii iiii000000iii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!iiiii00 ii00ii 00iiiii00iiiii00iiiii0000iii!00iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii lean Floten Bellevue College President Photo courtesy of Walkers of the "Three Days, Three Ways" cross the finish line. more than a fashion statement. It is also when the country unites to support those who have won and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. Throughout the month, events will be held locally, nationally, and internationally to spread awareness concerning breast cancer. Seattle held its annual Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk on September 11-13. Proceeds from the walk went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. "The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a unique event in which participants connect with each other from the moment they sign up for the event until they take their last steps into Closing Ceremonies. Upon registration, walkers can join teams, attend helpful meetings and meet new friends during training walks. The sense of community is heightened on-event when the walkers spend all day together on the route and then return to camp, their home-away-from-home, to bond over hot meals, upbeat entertainment and cozy pink two-person sleeping tents," said Kaylan Viveros, the Breast Cancer 3-Day media relations officer. The American Cancer Society has scheduled several. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. On Saturday, October 10, events were held in Moses Lake and Tacoma, and one will be held in Yakima on Saturday, October 24. The American Society of Clinical Oncology held the 2009 Breast Cancer Symposium on October 8-10, which featured presentations on the latest research concerning breast cancer treatment and prevention. At the same time, a Global Breast Cancer Conference was held in Seoul, Korea where researchers, scientists, doctors, policy makers, and others met to increase global awareness of breast cancer through their work. Many members of the Bellevue  see 3-Days 3-Ways, page 5 October brings out disability pride Bellevue College departments and clubs look to make students more aware of those around us Bellevue Acappella Fall Concert On October 30, Bellevue A cappella is putting on its Fall Concert and simultaneously kicking off the music department's concerts forthis year. The concert ll he held in the or from choir students. General admission is $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens.The concert is Thefts on campus Students have reported personal property thefts. Items such as backpacks and purses have been stolen when they were left unsupervised. Public Safety also warns of property being stolen fr0m cars and urges staff and dents to caas few personal itemsas possible Expensive items should he left at home. Items such as idenOtin, lintana Lityouvong STAFF WRITER October is Disability Awareness Month: It was created to celebrate the contributions of individuals with disabilities and to bring awareness to the needs of disabled people. According to the US Census Bureau, 51.2 million Americans have some level of disability. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one of five American families has a relative suffering from a mental illness. Inside the quiet offices the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in B 132, staff, students, and volunteers have been working hard to plan and organize events for The intense moment of rugby in wheel chairs more commonly known as Murderball. % i%:i%%iiiiiii%iN i:i:i:i:iii:i:::::i::::::::i2iiiiiiiiii::i:ii::iii,ii::::i:i:i:::::::::i:i ...... Ni!::::::::::?i::#%iNi'ii:%:::::#iiN::::::# Susan Gjolmesli Director of the DRC Disability Awareness Month. "People don't know enough about us," said Susan Gjolmesli, Director of the Disability Resource Center. "We have our history of eugenics and civil rights and not enough people realize it. ' She sees things changing for the better at Bellevue College. "Peers are really finally reaching to a place where they're understanding disabilities," said Gjolmesli. "Things are turning around. The Associated Student Government is embracing difference all across the spectrum." DRC is hosting many events on campus to celebrate and raise awareness of disabilities.  see Disability Month, page 5 butlgIlbesdentcentered!!la!Io::