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And here I am! Pink October is my awareness month. In memory of my mother.
Let me introduce this subject. Seeing pink? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I started Pink October in school curriculum long time ago. And I wrote about on Going Pink at School (October 2013). On my blogs to students too: Octobre rose: On participe au collège et lycée? (French foreign language) and Escolas : Outubro Rosa: Vamos participar? (Portuguese native language).
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So here I am writing some words and share some resources on Going Pink in School Education.
Talking about cancer helps students and teachers to be conscious and to understand and follow friends and family.
But let remind you the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15.
In developing countries, over 100,000 children die each year due to poor diagnoses and lack of access to basic treatment options. If given the generic drugs and simple medical procedures so desperately needed it is estimated that more than half of them could be saved. Instead, survival rates stand at 20 percent.
Unfortunately, as teachers, we know some children and teens who have or had cancer or often coexisted with the desease from a mother, a sister, a grandmother or a friend suffering cancer.
Schools must holding special programmes to tell students about how survival rates increases through early detection.
I think it would be important to include cancer awareness into school curriculum, not only in sciences curriculum.
I know several schools that involve young students to raise awareness about this disease.
“Education helps students and teachers not only protect their families, but also their own lives,”
- The Fault in Our Stars (book & film):
Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey.
Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
The Fault in Our Stars explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.
"A lot of us feel on a daily basis, but we just don’t acknowledge our feelings,” (...) "This movie won’t let you leave without acknowledging your feelings."
Shailene Woodley, Time
Target: High Junior School
- Miss You Already:
Miss You Already
Catherine Hardwicke, 2015