2 SM East grads to promote breast cancer awareness at Tuesday’s games

Bret Miller, center, with Colleen Johnson and Lon McCroskey, MD.

SM East students, parents and supporters on Tuesday will get an up-close reminder that breast cancer can strike anyone.

Bret Miller, the 2004 SM East grad who was diagnosed with male breast cancer at age 24, will appear at halftime of the boys and girls basketball varsity basketball games with Lon McCroskey, MD, Miller’s surgical oncologist and an SM East grad himself.

“Our goal is to build awareness about the importance of early detection in both young women and men,” McCroskey said. “We want students to make self-breast exams part of their monthly routine and we want them to discuss any changes or concerns with a parent or doctor.”

The appearance is part of what Miller’s new Bret Miller 1T Foundation is dubbing a Pink and Blue Night event. There will be information tables in the gymnasium lobby starting at 4 p.m.

“We want to remove any stigma about breast cancer and provide the students with potentially life-saving information,” Miller said. “Bottom line, we want to build awareness about early breast cancer detection for young women and young men.”