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SSU Students Hold Race to Raise Awareness for Male Breast Cancer

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It's a disease many men might be surprised to learn they can get. Truth is, any man can develop breast cancer.  In fact, research shows about 2,000 men are diagnosed with the disease every year- about 450 die from it.

A group of local college students hope to save lives by educating the public and getting active for awareness. They're a part of the Leadership and Professional Development class at Savannah State University.
 
This Saturday, they'll host a 5k Walk/Run to raise money for a cause they say few people know anything about.

"For me, passing out fliers and talking with people on campus, a lot of students didn't know about it," says SSU junior, Ivory Bennett. "They thought it was kind of laughable... but it's really serious. They can actually get it at any age."

Proceeds will benefit the Mission Possible Group (MPG). Registration is now open, but you can also sign up beginning at 8 am the day of the event.

The "Let's Get Active for Awareness" 5k race gets underway at 9 in front of SSU's T. A. Wright Stadium. The cost is $10 to participate. Donations will also be accepted. Their goal is to raise $1,500 for male breast cancer education and research.

To sign up or make a donation, contact Jade Nelson at (404) 202-6224.

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