MAPS helps educate the community

Pre-Health Students Help Educate the Community on the Importance of Early Detection

In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, members of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) volunteered for the Breast Health Initiative on Saturday October 20, 2012.  As part of a larger group of volunteers, they knocked on more than 400 doors in SW Dade, educating women on the importance of screening and early detection as well as offering free mammogram appointments to those who qualified.  The Women’s Breast Health Initiative was founded by a breast cancer survivor who wanted to spread the word about the importance of early detection. Members of Barry MAPS and the Biomedical Society participated in this event.  

MAPS is a multicultural student organization with members from undergraduate (biology, chemistry, nursing) and graduate (BMS) programs at Barry. For more information about this organization, e-mail: and/or