A special event hosted by the College of Education's Comadre a Comadre program honoring breast cancer survivors will be held Friday, June 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Ballroom A at the UNM Student Union Building. Titled, "A Celebration of Life" or "CelebraciĆ³n de Vida," the event will include a special recognition ceremony with sarape sashes and certificates awarded to each breast cancer survivor.

This years' Celebration will also include a very special tribute to Guadalupe "Lupe" Guthrie. The public is invited to the free event.

The Comadre a Comadre program serves Hispanic/Latina women and their loved ones through advocacy, education, information, resources, and support about breast health and breast cancer. The unique program features Comadres, who are breast cancer survivors trained to access services and lend support from someone who "has been there." Its services are free and provided in both Spanish and English by experienced staff.

Comadre a Comadre educates, connects, informs and offers support to Hispanic/Latina women. The program also reaches out to the community by partnering with a large variety of cancer and health-related organizations, at health fairs and related health events and by conducting classes on the early detection of breast cancer.

Refreshments, appetizers and free parking will be available. For more information or to reserve seating call, (505) 242-1222. For more information about visit: Comadre a Comadre.

Media Contact: Steve Carr, (505) 277-1821; e-mail: scarr@unm.edu