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Posted: October 23, 2006

UNT Health Science Center will be medical partner for Dallas/Ft. Worth 3-Day Walk


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is proud to be the medical partner for the 2006 Dallas/Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust.

UNTHSC physicians and nurses will care for the thousands of walkers expected along the 60-mile route and in the overnight “base camp.”

“This year, we will be staffing pit stops along the route as well as a Medical Tent at the overnight camp site,” said Judy Steudeman, UNTHSC nursing services supervisor and co-team leader for the 3-Day medical team. “The camp medical tent will be staffed overnight as the ‘ER’ for this self-contained tent city.”

Sue Wagner, project manager of the National Philanthropic Trust, said the importance of the medical team at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day is invaluable to the safety of the walkers.

“The health and welfare of every person involved in the Breast Cancer 3-Day is of the utmost concern,” she said. “The medical team of doctors, nurses and other health care staff administer services to hundreds of walkers during an event weekend, addressing concerns ranging from blisters to dehydration. The medical team also plays an important role in reminding walkers to rest, hydrate, eat and cool off — all key factors in providing walkers a safe and rewarding experience.”

Steudeman said she personally is honored to be a part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day.

“Breast Cancer has most likely touched every life at the Health Science Center at some point. If not yet then it probably will,” she said. “I have friends here, co-workers who have had or are still are battling this disease. I lost my aunt to breast cancer when I was a child. I still remember the devastation that gripped my uncle and their three children.

“Our mission for Women’s Health Services fits with the Komen’s mission. We can be terrific partners in this fight. I am honored to be a part of such a great cause. I am looking forward to being part of this team of compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people.”

For more information about the Dallas/Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day, visit http://www.the3day.org/site/pp.asp?c=ciKTLcPRLvF&b=1499789.

To see a video about how the Breast Cancer 3-Day changes lives, visit http://www.the3day.org/site/pp.asp?c=ciKTLcPRLvF&b=1853067.

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