Family of ECU Alumna, who died from breast cancer, to talk about cancer and early detection
GREENVILLE (10/4/2012) – East Carolina University will host a special event as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Monday, Oct. 15 from 8-9pm in Hendrix Theatre. The parents of ECU alum Kim Sibbach, Vicki and Darryl Nester, will be speaking to ECU students, faculty and staff about cancer awareness, the importance of early detection and facing the fears of living with cancer.
On August 20, 2008, Kim Sibbach was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer while she was attending East Carolina University. Due to chemotherapy, a mastectomy and other treatments to combat the cancer, Kim had to take a hiatus from school. She returned to ECU to complete her degree in 2010.
By December 2010, the cancer had spread to Kim’s sternum, shoulders, ribs, hips and spine. In April 2011, Kim Sibbach died.
The Nesters will share their experiences throughout this difficult time from learning about Kim’s diagnosis to her constant fight for a cure. From the week after she was diagnosed until December 2010, Kim shared what life with cancer was like in a blog called “I didn’t like the left one anyway.”
They hope that sharing Kim’s story with other college students at ECU will encourage them to get regular breast exams to help with early detection, to recognize the signs from their own bodies and realize they are not alone in their fight.
This event is a Wellness Passport Event and is co-sponsored by ECU Campus Dining Services, Student Health Services and the Student Activities Board.
Due to Fall Break coming up this weekend, SHS hours of operation will vary slightly from normal.
Saturday/Sunday, October 6th and 7th: CLOSED
Monday/Tuesday, October 8th and 9th: CLOSED 8am-10am and 12pm-1pm. Patient care 1:30pm-4:00pm only (SHS is open for general business 10am-12pm & 1-5pm)
Regular hours will resume Wednesday, October 12.
Don’t forget–anytime SHS is closed, students can still get medical advice by calling our free nurse line at 328-6841.
Click here for flu clinics for Health Sciences students. Any student is welcome at any clinic!
Main campus flu clinics are now planned. Health Sciences campus clinics will be announced soon.
click HERE for main campus clinic information.
Flu shots are available now to ECU students, by appointment. Please call (252) 328-6841 to schedule. Shots are $10–if you have the Student Health Insurance Plan, you pay nothing. SHIP is the only insurance we file, so if you carry any other type of third party insurance, you’ll pay $10; we can send you a walk out statement if you’d like to try to file it on your insurance yourself.
We’ll be planning flu clinics out on campus soon too, so if you don’t make an appointment for your flu shot, catch us at a clinic near you. Watch for dates/times on this blog, and our webpage!
Think it is too early to get your flu shot? Think again. Watch this: http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=he_mid#/video/health/2012/09/03/hm-early-flu-shots.cnn
Student Health’s hours of operation will vary slightly this coming weekend due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Saturday/Sunday September 1st & 2nd: Closed
Monday, September 3rd: Open for patient care 1:30-4:00pm only. NO routine appointments during this time–only triage care (urgent problems). Our regular appointment schedule will resume Tuesday, September 4th.
Need medical advice when we are closed? Don’t forget our FREE, 24 hour nurseline.
Now that summer classes are over for most students, Student Health Service has a change in operating hours from today, July 30-Friday, August 17.
During this period, Student Health is open for general business (dropping off forms, requesting medical records, general information) from 8am-12noon & 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday. Patient care hours (for appointments, dressing changes, pharmacy, etc) are 1:30pm-4pm daily. We are closed Saturday/Sunday. Please also note: SHS is CLOSED from 12pm-1pm Monday-Friday.
A visit fee is required during this period to be seen as a patient at SHS (unless you are a dental or medical student who still has class during this time). The fee is $25 per visit, in addition to any other charges you may incur during your appointment (lab, pharmacy, xray, etc). The reason there is a visit fee is because during intersession, no student fees are supporting campus services. We are open as a courtesy and convenience to students even when there are no classes, but your tuition and fees do not cover this period of service.
If you need care when SHS is not open, do not forget about our free 24 hour nurse line. Just call our main number below and wait on the line. This service is available to all ECU students.
For more information about our intersession hours or the visit fee for service, call us at (252) 328-6841.
Information regarding the health insurance requirement at ECU, how to take action to waive out or enroll, what the cost for the current year will be for the Student Health Insurance Plan, and why the premium is more than previous years: E-mail message to ECU students from SHS Director Jolene Jernigan.
Have you taken action regarding your health insurance coverage yet? Did you know that all students meeting certain eligibility criteria must have health insurance? That pop up on your ECU OneStop page that you keep clicking “remind me later” is not just to bother you–it is to remind you to DO SOMETHING! The deadline to act is September 15th.
Click on the “Waive Out or You’re In” logo above to find out more information as well as give you the link you need to either enroll in the student health insurance plan or provide your existing coverage so you can waive out (and get your $709 back for the semester).