BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is excited to virtually welcome Dr. Oluwatoni Aluko for her presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Dr. Aluko will join us from the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Service.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. And, while it mainly occurs in women, men can get it too. Currently, there is a one-in-eight chance that a woman will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And in 2020, the American Cancer Society estimates that 2,620 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men.
Education is one of our most-effective tools in the fight against breast cancer — to that effect, in lieu of many regularly scheduled breast-cancer-awareness games and events, the NFHCA is providing an educational webinar to our coaches and their teams.
The Breast Cancer Awareness webinar is slated for Thursday, October 22 at noon EDT. Members are encouraged to attend and to “bring” their student-athletes — all attendees, coaches and student-athletes — must preregister for access to the webinar. The presentation will be recorded and will be made publicly available to allow coaches to share this educational resource with their teams.
The webinar will provide an overview of general breast health and anatomy, an overview of breast cancer and current national screening guidelines, and strategies for discussing breast health with your clinical provider. Additionally, Dr. Aluko will discuss resources for the student-athlete with breast concerns and strategies for supporting friends or family members with breast cancer.
This webinar is sponsored by FieldTurf® — a world leader in artificial turf surfacing. A trusted choice amongst elite NCAA programs, FieldTurf is an International Hockey Federation (FIH) Preferred Supplier and proud partner of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). FieldTurf’s Hockey Gold & Hockey Speed systems truly help Change The Game for the sport of Field Hockey.