Community Health Fair co-sponsored by Moffitt

April 26, 2006

Tampa, FL -- The 34th Street Church of God is holding its 5th annual community health fair May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 3000 N. 34th Street. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa Community Health Center, Community Health Advocacy Partnership and the STEPS Program are co-sponsors for the event.

The goal of the fair is to promote better health through early detection of diseases and education on disease prevention. Late diagnosis has been identified as one of the primary causes of untimely deaths from chronic diseases in the African American and Latino population. The fair is free and open to the public. For more information call Gloria Elliot at (813) 685-5962.

Moffitt will be offering mammograms to women over 40. To sign up call (813) 979-6769. There is no charge to women who do not have health insurance. Free screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, anemia, blood pressure, sickle cell, memory function, lung function, and bone density will be provided. Personnel will be on hand to provide assistance for people without insurance who need to find a facility for follow-up care. There will be door prizes, giveaways and activities for children.

In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of a Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.