With more than a decade of cancer screenings in a fun, festival environment, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Fest for Life is back with the goal of saving more lives through early detection. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bon Carrè Business Center, 7359 Florida Blvd.
Since 2008, more than 5,000 individuals have been screened for cancer at Fest for Life, a free health event that includes cancer screenings, food, children’s activities and entertainment for the entire family. Free cancer screenings include colorectal, breast, prostate, skin and oral cavity. All screenings are available to those who have not been screened for cancer in the past 12 months. Appointments are required for breast cancer screenings only.
While Fest for Life’s focus is always on cancer education and early detection, the event goes beyond this one disease and addresses the many health problems impacting our city’s residents. In addition to cancer, mortality rates continue to soar for conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. As a result, blood pressure and glucose checks and other community health education and resources will be offered.
To make an appointment, please call (225) 215-1234 or (888) 616-4687. For additional information about this event and other upcoming screenings, please visit marybirdlake.org/festforlife.