By: Megan Rivera, MD 3, AMSA Secretary
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 1 in every 8 women will be affected by breast cancer and men are also at risk as well. In Aruba there is a limited amount of resources to those affected and their loved ones. AMSA set out to raise money for the Mary Joan Foundation, which has been around since 2007 providing free support to all those effected by breast cancer. AMSA was able to raise money and awareness by selling handmade pink ribbons and breast cancer support bracelets.
Over the span of 2 days AMSA was able to gain the support from XUSOM students and faculty and was able to sale almost all the pins and bracelets. With a donation each person was able to place their name on the board to show support for breast cancer. AMSA was able to raise a substantial amount of money which was presented to Karla, from the Mary Joan Foundation on October 30th, 2018.