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October Awareness Month

STATESBORO, Ga. –Georgia Southern University’s Office of Health Education and Promotion provides the campus community with information to maintain healthy lifestyles. For the month of October, the office will host three health awareness campaigns highlighting nutrition, breast cancer awareness, and sex education.

Blow out Breast Cancer is a celebration of breast cancer survivors and lost loved ones. The event will inform students about the disease and tips on early detection and diagnosis. In an effort to bring awareness to the campus community the event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

Food Fight is a nutritional event centered on educating students about making healthier choices when it comes to meal planning and cooking. Students will be introduced to new foods and educated on the nutritional content and social justice issues regarding food. Food Fight is a collaborative effort between Health Services, Eagle Dining Services, and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for Well.I.Am Week. The event is Monday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. in the Russell Union Commons.

Get Yourself Tested (GYT) is a promotion under the It’s Your (Sex) Life, MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support and inform young adults about their sexual health. Students will have the opportunity to get free HIV testing on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Russell Union classroom 2047. GYT empowers young adults to make responsible decisions by getting tested and treated for STDs including HIV.

The Office of Health Education and Promotion develops strategies to aid the campus community in awareness of health programs and services, adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and enhancing practices of wellness by the university. For more information please contact

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