GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – At ECU, students and staff spent the day raising awareness about cancer.
Student affairs hosted the 8th annual “peace.love.pirates.cure.” Cancer Awareness Fair.
Those in attendance learned about the different types of cancer, prevention measures as well as the signs and symptoms.
The event also celebrated cancer survivors.
ECU graduate student Chelsea Fasick beat stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2014.
She says the disease can strike any one at any time, but it’s what you do next that matters.
“I’ve kind of taken my journey and what I’ve been through to really be a springboard to having a more positive life and having a different outlook on things and not letting that hinder in my path,” said Fasick.
“I think it’s great so many college students are willing to talk about it and often they know someone that has been affected,” said the cancer survivor. “So I think it’s really awesome to show support and to learn more about what they can do for themselves.”
Fasick plans to establish a young cancer survivors’ support group on campus.
For more information or to join, you can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Facebook page CRW: Young Cancer Survivors at ECU.