Community outreach event offering free health screenings and more
WHAT: Free community outreach event inclusive of health screenings, cooking demonstrations, education and more
- Maggie Lewis, Indianapolis City-County Council President
- Gregory Porter, State Representative (State Public Health Chair)
- Jean Breaux, Indiana State Senator • Olgen Williams, Deputy Mayor for Neighborhoods City of Indianapolis
- Antoniette Holt, Director of the Office of Minority Health for the State of Indiana
- Billie Breaux, Marion County Auditor
- Chris Worden, on behalf of Congressman Andre Carson
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2013 9.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center Family Pavilion 2990 W. 71st St. Indianapolis, IN 46268
DETAILS: Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC) at St.Vincent Health, Fay Biccard Glick Center and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a free community event on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. called Hammer Out Colon Cancer. The event will be held at the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at 2990 W. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46268. Of the cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. Colon cancer is more common among African Americans than any other race or ethnic group. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 62 out of every 100,000 African American men are diagnosed with colon cancer and 47 out of every 100,000 African American women are diagnosed with the disease. The free fair will include free health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, Zumba demonstrations, educational booths, healthy snacks and door prizes. Health screenings include: colorectal hemoccult kits (colon cancer screening), body mass index (BMI), cholesterol testing, blood pressure, pulse and weight. For more information about the event, call Kimberly McElroy-Jones at 317-583-3513.