Throughout the entire month
of October, BODIES… The Exhibition offers pink-clad Nevada residents a complimentary audio tour with the
purchase of admission to the Exhibition in an effort to educate and raise
awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Whether it’s a pink shirt, pink
tie or a pair of pink socks, the Exhibition wants to share what’s inside the
miraculous body with the hope that guests walk away feeling empowered and
motivated to create positive lifestyle changes that may save their life.
According to Susan G. Komen’s
website, the following lifestyle factors affect breast cancer risk:
Among American women, an estimated 230,480
new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2011.
Being overweight before menopause decreases
a woman’s risk; however, after menopause the risk increases by 30 to 60
Research compiled from 53 different studies
showed that for every one alcoholic drink consumed per day, the risk of breast cancer
increased approximately seven percent. Women who have two to three drinks per
day have a 20 percent greater risk.
As a whole, evidence shows that regular
exercise appears to lower breast cancer risk by approximately 20 percent.
Furthermore, regular exercise after diagnosis increases overall survival among
breast cancer survivors. This may be due to the positive mood and improved
physical condition and movement that regular exercise promotes, which can
enhance quality of life.
Described as a “life-changing
experience,” BODIES…The Exhibition is one of the most fascinating and
educational experiences in Las Vegas.
The real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an
innovative process and respectfully presented, giving visitors the opportunity
to view the beauty and complexity of their own organs and systems like never
before. In addition to providing an up-close look inside our skeletal,
muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, the Exhibition encourages
healthy lifestyle choices. Authentic
human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by drinking, smoking,
over-eating and lack of exercise.
To receive a complimentary
audio tour, guests must purchase tickets to the Exhibition, wear an outwardly
visible piece of pink clothing and show their Nevada ID at the box office.
Regularly priced tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, $24 for children
4 – 12 years of age and $29 for locals. The Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
with last admission at 9 p.m.
It is recommended that children 12 and under are accompanied by a teacher or
parent as an adult guide. For additional information or to reserve tickets by
phone, call 800-557-7428 or 702-262-4400.