SC State Hosts Cancer Education Training Seminar

Saturday, May 30, 2009

SC State in collaboration with MUSC Health Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, S.C. will host a Cancer Education Training Seminar on Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the K.W. Green Student Center on the campus of SC State.

The purpose of the training is to increase awareness about cancer, early detection and treatment. Volunteers will also be trained and are encouraged to serve as facilitators and conduct cancer education presentations to various groups throughout Orangeburg County.

Bill Carter, Orangeburg community leader, owner of Bill Carter Insurance and local president of US Too, an international organization that strives to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer, has a strong desire to bring awareness to the community.

Carter, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2007, says he has a personal interest in making sure others are educated about the disease and then share the knowledge with family, friends and others in the community.

“As a cancer survivor, I’m aware that much of my success came from being knowledgeable about what I was facing. Each individual is responsible for their own health and the more informed we are, the better quality of life we can have,” said Carter.

Carter coordinated with Jim Etheridge, program coordinator at MUSC Health Hollings Cancer Center, to bring the Cancer Education Training Seminar to Orangeburg.

President George E. Cooper, Nurse Pinky Carter and Dr. Judith Salley, chairperson of the department of Biology and Physical Sciences and project executive director of SC State’s President’s Health Initiative, have also been instrumental in bringing the training to SC State.

Participants of the Cancer Education Training Seminar will be able to increase their knowledge and skills related to:
• Cancer risk factors
• Screening guidelines for early detection
• Steps that can be taken to improve overall health.

The Cancer Education Training Seminar is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.
The registration deadline is May 27, 2009.

For more information and to register, contact Bill Carter at 803-682-2740, or Jim Etheredge at 843-792-8192,