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American Cancer Society to Offer Free Women's Health Expo

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The American Cancer Society will offer a free Women's Health Expo on Tuesday, April 2 from 9am until 1:30 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, Miss. 39213. Participants will receive information about getting screened for breast cancer through mammograms, as well as how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and other types of cancer through prevention, early detection, physical activity and nutrition. Free health screenings (including blood pressure and cholesterol) will also be available.  No registration is necessary for the event, and the first 250 women to attend will receive a complimentary gift.

The Women's Health Expo is offered by the American Cancer Society thanks to a Walmart Foundation grant, funded to increase breast cancer screening rates among African American women in Jackson, while integrating a focus on nutrition and obesity.  The program engages volunteers as Community Health Advisors and local community health providers -- Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center and Central Mississippi Health Center, Inc.-- to implement group and one-on-one interventions to increase screening rates.

To learn more about this event please contact Tamara Butler at 601-321-5514. For more information on cancer or other programs of the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.  

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