Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
For Immediate Release
September 18, 2012
Contact: Linda Aagard
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Free Cancer Awareness Expo Saturday, Sept. 29 at South Towne Expo
Cancer screenings, educational presentations, and fun activities highlight event
SALT LAKE CITY—Cancer affects everyone. Half of all men and one-third of all women will get cancer in their lifetimes. Exercise, eating healthfully, and getting recommended cancer screenings all contribute to avoiding cancer; the right coping strategies, good nutrition, and accessible support services can make the journey easier for those who have already been diagnosed. Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) wants to help. On Saturday, Sept. 29, HCI invites the community to participate in a free cancer awareness expo from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State, Sandy, Utah.
Bone marrow donor drive
Free cancer screenings
- Oral cancer screening
- Skin cancer spot screening
- Clinical breast exam
HPV, Hep B, and flu vaccine available and at reduced cost for those who qualify
CECE, the 20-ft. giant colon
Sun-safe fashion show
Children's activity area and obstacle course
Yoga, Zumba, massage
Educational presentations by cancer experts. Topics include:
- Colon cancer screening and family history
- Inherited cancers—what do I need to know?
- Skin cancer prevention
- What every woman should know about breast cancer
- Making smart decisions regarding complementary and alternative medicine
- Radon: Are you inhaling radiation?
- Lung cancer overview
Booths featuring community resources for those with cancer
The mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care. HCI is a National Cancer Institute-Designated cancer center, which means that it meets the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors. HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world's leading cancer centers that is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. For more information about HCI, please visit www.huntsmancancer.org.