Monday, March 5, 2012

Local Cancer Screening and Education Events

There are several upcoming events in Montgomery County related to cancer screening and education. The events are on our AAHI calendar, but we wanted to highlight them here. Please take advantage of these helpful events!

Cancer: It Does Not Discriminate
Saturday, March 17
Holy Cross Hospital, Professional & Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD

Join the Minority Communities Empowerment Project, part of Maryland's Minority Outreach & Technical Assistance (MOTA) program, in a discussion about cancer, heart disease, and stroke and their disproportionate effects in racially and ethnically diverse communities. The event will feature a short talk about breast cancer, various community testimonies to a panel of public officials, and a discussion on local and free community resources. This event is open to the community and is FREE, complete with breakfast, lunch, and cultural performances. Free parking is available in the Dameron Drive Garage.

For more information or to register call 301-754-8800.
AAHI staff and health promoters will also be attending this event.

Cancer Screening Day at Washington Adventist Hospital
Sunday, March 18
Washington Adventist Hospital Short Stay Unit
7600 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

Cancer Screening Day at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Sunday, March 25
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center
9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Washington Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital host their annual cancer screening event for the community, providing FREE clinical breast exams, oral, prostate, thyroid, colorectal and skin cancer screenings. In addition to the screenings, insurance coverage specialists will be on hand to provide counseling and enrollment into county, state and federal assistance programs for residents who lack health insurance.

To register, call 1-800-542-5096. Walk-ins are welcome but limited. You do not need to register to see an insurance coverage specialist.

For more information, visit the Washington Adventist Hospital or Shady Grove Adventist Hospital websites.

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