Santa Maria Mission Health Fair to Offer Free Screenings

March 31, 2009

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network Join Misión Santa Maria 

Tampa, FL — Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and Misión Santa Maria are hosting the Santa Maria Mission Health Fair on April 18. Cancer prevention education and free health screenings will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free screenings include mammograms, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and osteoporosis. Children will have the opportunity to be fitted for bike helmets and learn how to properly wash their hands.

The Santa Maria Mission Health Fair is the signature annual collaborative community outreach event for Misión Santa Maria. During the past three years, the health fair has benefit more than 1,200 medically underserved people in the Tampa Bay community.

The health fair will take place at Misión Santa Maria, 14006 N. 15th St.

For more information, call (813) 745-6756.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its 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.

About TBCCN

The Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (TBCCN) is a partnership of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and several diverse local organizations such as community-based, faith-based, adult education and federally funded clinics and other organizations. Together, the goal of this network is to impact the cancer disparities that affect the medically underserved in the Tampa Bay community.

About Santa Maria Catholic Mission

The Santa Maria Catholic Mission in partnership with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is purposed to educate Floridians about the extent, impact and importance of early detection in surviving cancer.

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