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LPGA superstar Val Skinner was inspired to battle.
Against breast cancer after losing fellow golfer Heather Farr at a young age of 28 years old our -- Jennifer Griffin for breast cancer survivor herself spoke.
Of Bell's life foundation.
At their event last year.
In the military you don't leave your battle buddies on that.
On the battlefield don't forget why you don't leave anyone behind.
You've dedicated yourself to this cause.
Thank -- from all of us have been diagnosed.
And he didn't really care.
This year one of the speakers shared her own emotional journey.
They immediately recommended a double mistake to me it.
I act I just couldn't fathom it.
I was just trying to go to the junior prom sixteen years old the last thing on your mind his breast cancer.
-- mission is to change all that bringing awareness to the younger generation through of all things a summer camp she joins us now to share how she's doing that.
And with her are high school teacher Jessica top and student Ibaka and not great to have all of you here thank you good morning -- -- -- he wasn't important to teach young women in high school even about breast cancer.
Well -- the idea to not give blind sided or think you're bulletproof is sperm is important for young women the fact that.
This -- disease does not typically start when the -- young often.
But when it -- it's a very different experience and so what we wanted to do was reach out to create a pro -- environment around the high school studying.
Through biology and science classes.
Com for these kids to -- your problem solving model how to learn about cancer genetics and how to solve problems -- in the cancer space.
Jessica you are implementing this your high school teacher obviously we -- reading writing arithmetic not breast cancer when it comes to curriculum yet -- integrated it how is that the hallway.
It's actually it's been absolutely amazing.
-- it's an interactive curriculum aiding GT students they basically filing to high school twins through their journey.
On their -- struggling with breast cancer it's very relatable for high school students most of them have unfortunately parents friends other family members.
That are going to very similar process.
As a teacher it's a real life application of cell biology and genetics which you can't ask for.
A better way to teach then a real -- application that's problem solving at the same time.
Diagnosis -- understanding.
The treatment processes and the options they haven't.
There's nothing greater than being able to teach biology and testing and feel and feel that they can be proactive in their own health and it's been amazing.
And knocking you obviously have lots of choices for what you do during your -- you know some kids go to surfing camp you enter -- camp and focused on breast cancer I mean what are you hoping to get out of that well you know cancer is something that a lot of people don't understand and I've been interested in science for a long time and I never really known much about cancer except for a while my mom tells me as a clinical trial specialist.
And I have personal and we went to the camp all the kids where you know all what are we doing here and it's going to be a really boring week.
And but I think the end of after going through so much and meeting all these -- -- and pathologists and clinical trial specialist and we've really got to see what cancer really is -- -- sometimes it's not bad as we think it is an especially with all the research going on there's so much that we can do in the future and I think that's -- it's really important to -- at such young age value must be so gratified.
Such an exhibit -- its work.
Yes it is -- cancers teenagers is one of the top ten rated NCI designated cancer centers in the country and our center of excellence -- the life senator really focused on this mission launched in 2008.
living proof that this working and the take away for these these young kids are just absolutely fantastic front of the -- that involved.
Well they can go to the website but cancer institute of majors in -- in New Jersey or they can go to the Val Skinner foundation dot com -- will put both of those out on Twitter.
-- Jessica -- thanks so much for coming in banking and earnings yeah.
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