Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to spread awareness about cervical cancer

On Thursday, Jan. 31st, the Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will be hosting “Hope For A Cure” in the foyer of the Dr. Clinton Bistrow Dining Facility from 11:30 a.m-.12:30 p.m. They will be bringing awareness to female students here at Alcorn State University about cervical cancer in honor of January being Cervical Cancer Month. Cervical cancer is very common among African-American females and with this event, they want to not only bring awareness but encourage young women to get tested. 

Each year, more than 500,000 women worldwide develop cervical cancer and about 275,000 women die from the disease. Nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed each year in the United States. Symptoms of cervical cancer can range from having major fatigue to nausea. 

The president of the Zeta Chapter, Areyonna James, said, “We hope more people will get the proper information and can take action or help spread the word. I feel like cervical cancer is overlooked because many women don’t feel they can get it. Many times, the symptoms are missed because some women are misinformed." 

Be sure to stop by their table to get informed about cervical cancer and what you can do to prevent it. For more information regarding this event, contact Jakeiva Chambliss at 601-809-1069.