Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cancer Screening Awareness Event to be Held in RGC

On Friday, March 11 Texas AgriLife Extension Service along with F.J. Scott Study Club will be hosting a major event. “Pink Party” at the MultiPurpose Center in the Fort Ringgold Campus starting at 2:00pm.  The purpose of the event is to raise the awareness for the “need” for screening for various cancers. 

The program will include a presentation by a health professional, small group discussions on screening barriers women might have encountered, and an opportunity to sign up to sign up for screenings.  There will be door prizes, exhibits and refreshments for those attending the event.

The event targets Hispanics women over 40 living in small rural communities.  Women in this age group are less likely to be screened for breast and cervical cancers which are curable if detected early.  This is a free event.

Person wishing to attend or who need additional information can call the Extension office at 487-2306.

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