U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a 1975 graduate of St. Lawrence, is among the 45 women celebrities providing "words of inspiration" on Yahoo!'s special health Web site promoting October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A government major, Collins was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary as a student at St. Lawrence, and was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, academic honorary, and the English and government department honoraries. She has received an Alumni Citation and an honorary degree from her alma mater, and joins NBC "Today" show news anchor Ann Curry, musician Melissa Etheridge, skater Peggy Fleming and others to promote awareness of breast cancer and related health-care issues on the Yahoo! site.

To read Collins' statement, visit the Yahoo! Breast Cancer Center site.

Posted: October 1, 2002

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