Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network, Santa Maria Catholic Mission Partner For Free Health Fair

March 26, 2010

Tampa, FL – Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and Santa Maria Catholic Mission are hosting the Santa Maria Mission Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. Free health screenings — including cholesterol tests, blood pressure, glucose test and HIV — will be available. Mammograms will be offered for women 40 and older. Most private insurances, Medicare and some Medicaid plans are accepted. If eligible, there is no charge for women with no health insurance. Call to schedule a mammogram appointment at (813) 745- 6769. Cancer prevention education will be available, and kids will have the opportunity to participate in science activities and learn how to properly wash their hands.

The Santa Maria Mission Health Fair is the signature annual collaborative community outreach event for the Santa Maria Mission. For the past four years, the health fair has benefited more than 1,500 medically underserved people in the Tampa Bay community.

The Health Fair will take place at the Santa Maria Mission, 14004 N. 15th St. For more information, call (813) 745-6756.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

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 14 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 Moffitt Cancer Center 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 Moffitt Cancer Center is purposed to educate Floridians about the extent, impact, and importance of early detection in surviving cancer.

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