Free health screenings for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10:32 AM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, FL -- Low-income and at-risk women can receive critical free health screenings during National Breast Cancer Awareness month this Saturday, October 20. 

About 300 women are expected to take part in the the 6th Annual Day of Pampering which includes medical screenings, break-out workshop sessions, and a host of exhibitors and fun activities. The forum focuses entirely on educating women about prevention, and early detection of breast and cervical cancer and wellness.

Free on-site screenings include:

  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Respiratory
  • HIV
  • Syphilis and Gonorrhea

If you qualify, you can get a referral for free mammograms and pap smears. All activities are conducted in both Spanish and English and other translators will be available.

Workshops include:

  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
  • Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition
  • Overcoming Stress
  • Survivorship Resources

Screenings, workshops and other activities are being conducted by several partners, including:


  • Florida Department of Health/Hillsborough County Health Department and the Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
  • Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • POWER, Moffitt's Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources
  • USF College of Public Health; Nursing and Medicine

Saturday's event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Area Community Center located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa.

Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins as space permits. To pre-register, call the Hillsborough County Health Department at 813-307-8015 Ext. 7112 or Ext. 3502.

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