More than thirty thousand students have seen the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition’s 2012 educational video about healthy lifestyle choices to prevent breast cancer. The BCPC is continuing its annual educational program with Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) schools in 2014 with a new video. This year’s theme is healthy lifestyle choices to prevent many different diseases, including heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. This video is appropriate for any time of the year and especially for October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month and February, which is both Cancer Prevention Awareness month and American Heart month.
The video was distributed to 25 CSRA middle and high schools along with a student handout and a slideshow presentation to facilitate discussion. Schools are encouraged to show the video to all students during homeroom or health classes. The video’s five healthy lifestyle choices are encapsulated in the title “9-5-2-1-0: Simple Choices for Better Health.”
9 hours of sleep
5+ servings of fruits and vegetables
2 hours or less in front of a screen
1 hour of exercise
0 sugared drinks and snacks
The video is narrated by Dr. Robert Pendergrast. He sees many teenagers in his medical practice and he consults with the GRU Cancer Center in Augusta about lifestyle choices to help patients fight cancer and prevent recurrence.