Veronica Pirone and Laura Quinn will deliver the Distinguished Lecture at Mercer County Community College on Oct.4 to share their experiences encouraging breast cancer awareness in India.
WEST WINDSOR – Offering life-saving breast cancer awareness information to countries where self-exams and medical screenings meet cultural resistance will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Room 108 of the Communicatons Building on the West Windsor Campus.
During the MCCC Distinguished Lecture “A Mission Trip to India to Empower Women in Their Breast Cancer Journey,” Laura Quinn and Veronica Pirone, marketing representatives for Princeton Radiology, will detail their travels to India to learn how to take on challenges to educate the populous on the importance of breast cancer screening and treatment. Through their experiences of sharing tools that include breast self-examination shower cards and teaching models in the Kerala and Bangalore regions of India, they will share what they have learned regarding the importance of respecting diverse cultures, and learning to communicate the message that “knowledge is power.”
Quinn is a seasoned communications and marketing professional with more than 30 years of experience in public relations, community affairs, and cause-related marketing. She has managed numerous philanthropic projects and is a published writer, and has served as communications lead with a number of national organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.
Pirone is a women’s healthcare advocate who holds a paralegal degree, as well as experience as a small business owner and marketer. For 30 years, Pirone has worked on women empowerment issues, including owner of a women’s networking group (WIM), and sits on the board of Shine and Inspire, which serves to improve the lives of Mercer County citizens.
For more information on MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, call (609) 570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.