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APAMSA Cancer Initiative --breast cancer activity guidelines . cancerdirector@apamsa.org. Info booth at community health fair. Many schools participate in community health fairs, where you can set up a breast cancer information booth. 

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info booth at community health fair
Info booth at community health fair
  • Many schools participate in community health fairs, where you can set up a breast cancer information booth. 
  • Before the health fair, print brochures provided at the following websites in the primary languages of your target population. 
  • During the informational session, focus on prevention and early screening techniques.  Provide cards from primary care centers that offer mammograms. 
  • If possible, give out the APAMSA pink ribbons to visitors, explain its meaning, and encourage them to tell others about it.http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority/asianamerican/bc.cfm
  • http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ASN/ASN_0.asp

Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART ) has flyers in different languages

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool (APICEM) = search engine





JPG Template will be placed here that can be modified and printed out

Other templates

Newspaper ad templates

Flyer templates

Other materials

Shower door hanger for BSE (breast self-exam) in different languages?

Bake sale

Shirt sale

Contest events

apamsa goes pink shirts
APAMSA Goes Pink Shirts

For fundraising

For camaraderie



Rough idea:

  • Tribute to original pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon
  • The APAMSA pink ribbon is in the shape of the Chinese character for “woman.” The heart in the center symbolizes a woman’s love for her family and her life—reasons to perform routine breast cancer screening tests, including mammograms and self breast exams.
existing community events
Existing Community Events

Avon walk

2 Day walk

Susan G. Komen race for the cure


ACS Relay for Life

All night team relay

famous spokespeople
Famous Spokespeople

Currently contacting:

Fidelia Butt

Physician and Co-founder of Bay Area group, Asian American Cancer Support Network (www.aacsn.org)

Susan Shinagawa

Japanese American breast cancer survivor, active in raising awareness about cancer in Asian Americans, shared story symposium organized by the Intercultural Cancer Council


Carrie Ann Inaba?

Participated in May 2009 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York

Other suggestions?

local resources
Local Resources

Once chapters have committed to holding an APAMSA Goes Pink event, co-directors will assist in assessing local resources

List of organizations from National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO)


this october

This October,

Breast cancer is on the rise among APA women. We need YOUR help in getting the word out. Join us in an education campaign to empower Asian American Women with knowledge. Let them know that they are not alone in the fight against


In the Shower

Fingers flat, move gently over every part of each breast. Use your right hand to examine the left breast, left hand for the right breast. Check for any lump, hard knot, or thickening. Carefully observe any changes in your breasts.

Before a Mirror

Inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.

Look for any changes in the contour of each breast, a swelling, a dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Then rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women's breasts do.

Lying Down

Place a pillow under your right shoulder and put your right arm behind your head. With the fingers of your left hand flat, press your right breast gently in small circular motions, moving vertically or in a circular pattern covering the entire breast.

Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.