In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a committee of OSS
students from Orlando Science School is inviting all our families to a free health PINK PARTY to combat
breast cancer through education, awareness and survivor recognition. The event also includes guest
speakers and survivor recognition.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the
disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to
detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Breast cancer accounts for over one third of invasive cancers in women. Good diets, exercise and good
measures of prevention are key points to keep us away from it.
In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a committee of 10 grade
students from Orlando Science School is inviting all our families to a free health PINK PARTY to combat
breast cancer through education, awareness and survivor recognition. The event also includes guest
speakers and survivor recognition.
Attendees will enjoy complimentary refreshments, receive a free goody bag with health information,
learn about breast health and women’s screenings, and sign up to win prizes.
This event will be possible thanks to the support of JOINT THE PINK ARMY of Florida Hospital. As a
Florida Hospital foot soldier, you will play an integral role in bringing education, awareness and hope to
the people of our community.
If you want to attend please sign up by returning the RSVP that will be send to you, or Get the slip in the
front office starting Thursday, October 18th, 2012. There is no cost for this event.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5 pm !!!

WHERE: Orlando Science School: Cafeteria


Come wearing something pink and enjoy learning. Lets joint the Pink Army against breast cancer !
If you need further information, please contact Mrs. Paola Stauffer 407253 7304 ext. 144
Quick facts about breast cancer:

  •     Breast is the most common in American women and the second leading cause of women's cancer deaths.
  •     The five year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90% when detected early.
  •     In 1940, the lifetime risk of a woman developing breast cancer was 5%, or one in 20.
  •     In 2005, the American Cancer Society estimates that risk to be 13%, or almost one in eight.
  •     70% of all women with breast cancer have no known risk factors.
  •     Male breast cancer is a rare disease, but the incidence has increased over the past 25 years.