Alpha Iota Upsilon, Genesee Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, will host an informational table on breast and cervical cancer in the Batavia Campus' William W. Stuart Forum Friday, October 17, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in cooperation with the Healthy Women's Partnership of United Memorial Medical Center.
Women over 40 who are uninsured or underinsured will learn how to obtain free mammograms at the Information Table and uninsured women over 18 will learn how to obtain free pap smears. The event is open to both Genesee students and the entire community. The Information Table is accessible on a "walk-up" basis, and no appointment is necessary. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for junior and community college students. The informational table is a PTK service project.Crysty Allen, President of Alpha Iota Upsilon, said that the Information Table is an important educational initiative of the society. "Health awareness is one of Phi Theta Kappa's priorities this year," Ms. Allen said. "Cancer in its many forms is one of the greatest health problems we face as a nation, and PTK students are committed to doing everything we can to help educate students and the general public about cancer and cancer prevention."