Moffitt Cancer Center Partners with Community at Free Health Fair Event

July 30, 2009

Tampa, FL– The Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education and Resources is teaming with community partners to provide free health screenings and education Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Riverview, 8626 Hwy 301 South.

The health fair is catered toward the whole family, as there will be a variety of services offered. Screenings provided include blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, memory and pregnancy tests. Remington College will perform simple cosmetology services. Florida Blood Services will recruit for blood donations and Florida Licensing on Wheels will have a mobile for the public to renew their driver’s licenses. There will be an opportunity to speak with a lawyer from Bay Area Legal Services and find out what to do in case of domestic violence. Genesis 680 AM, a Spanish Christian radio station, will be doing a live remote. Refreshments will be provided.

Moffitt Cancer Center’s M-POWER coordinator Venessa Rivera Colon will speak on breast and cervical cancers, followed by workshops in English and Spanish. Tony Morejon, from the Hillsborough County Office of Hispanic Affairs, will speak on hurricane preparedness in English and Spanish.

Registration for this event is not necessary, but for additional information please contact Moffitt’s senior community outreach worker at Jeannette.Palencia@Moffitt.org.

 

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. 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 U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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