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Events and Updates

Breast Cancer GBM: 

There is a special SNAP GBM that is taking place NEXT Monday, October 31st, from 12-1pm!!! I am currently enrolled in Dr. Spatz’s breastfeeding case study, and have to partake in an advocacy project related to improving breastfeeding in hospitals. I am going to be speaking about the importance of breastfeeding, why it is important to breastfeed, and most importantly, CLINICAL APPLICATIONS that you can use in your future clinical courses, and future nursing practice! I’ve included things I wish I knew before I went into the hospital to better help moms breastfeed, like different equipment, techniques, and interventions that you can ACTUALLY implement by yourselves at clinical, so it is all super useful stuff! You will all learn about breastfeeding in your 215 didactic course during second semester of your sophomore year for traditional students, and in your pediatric course junior year, however you don’t know much NOW, so why not get started learning about it early?? We will also open the floor to discussion on any questions you guys might have regarding your first clinical (you get to cuddle with babies all the time so like life is good).


As always, there will be pizza, which I am also extremely passionate about, so it will be a great time. Mark your calendars, and I’ll see you then! - Sara Cerreta, BSN 2018

Breast Cancer Event Committee


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we will be hosting an awareness/educational/philanthropic event on campus. To get involved in the planning, or for more information, contact Kelsey Gross at Our first meeting will be tomorrow at 1pm in JMHH G51.

Light the Night: 

This year, two Penn students are working to start a team specifically for Penn Students to take part in Light the Night Walk, which is the main Philadelphia Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser. This team will be a part of a bigger “Penn Medicine” team, so we will be walking with HUP nurses, doctors, administrators etc. The walk is October 22nd at 4:30pm, beginning at the Museum Eakins Oval. Sign up to join the team at this link by selecting “Philadelphia Event —> “Join A Team” —> “Upenn Students” —> “Create an Account.” You can get 20 points by participating. Also, they are looking for any interested underclassmen to take over as team captains for next years’ walk! Email Mia Alexander ( and Anna Wilcoxon (

Register to Vote: 

Some of your nursing student colleagues will be running a voter registration booth tomorrowOctober 4th in the lobby from11AM-4PM. No matter who you’re voting for, stop by to register or encourage your friends to register!


The next CPR class will be Saturday, 11/12

The following class will be on 12/2. Be on the lookout for a google doc to sign up. Contact Maria Pompino with any questions.


Legislative Committee

Interested in healthcare policy and advocacy within and outside of the nursing profession? Consider joining the SNAP Legislative Committee. The Legislative Committee writes resolutions regarding healthcare policies for presentation at the State and National Conventions, and attends the annual SNAP Capitol Hill Day in Harrisburg, PA. For more information, contact Kara Keyes at


Apparel Sale

We will be selling more SNAP apparel, including the super cute fleece jackets and zip-ups, during Family Weekend (10/14-10/16).


Community Service:

Relay for Life Nursing School Team: Here is an interest form to get a team of student nurses in the Relay for Life. Be on the lookout for a Facebook post and emails about the Relay for Life team this week!Email Jenny Armstrong at or Lily Peng at with any questions.Volunteer to Aid with the Philadelphia Refugee Crisis: 11/4-11/14. 40 points! More information and sign up here.

Healthy Kids Running Series: 

Here is an interest form with more information on volunteering for this great CHOP program to help encourage healthy lifestyle habits in West Philadelphia children.

More events to come! Email Jenny Armstrong at or Lily Peng at with any questions.

Please feel free to email Jessica Davis at to add your event’s information!