LIFQHC to Offer Crucial Catch – Intercept Cancer Event

 
 
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WESTBURY, N.Y. - Oct. 17, 2017 - PRLog -- For more information, contact:

Patrice Lestrange Mack

American Cancer Society

Patrice.lestrangemack@cancer.org

patrice.lestrangemack@cancer.org

mobile: 845.800.4405

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

12:30 pm

LI Federally Qualified Health Center, 682 Union Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

LIFQHC to Offer Crucial Catch – Intercept Cancer Event

LIFQHC will host Crucial Catch Day – Intercept Cancer event, thanks to a partnership between the American Cancer Society and The National Football League. The event is an opportunity to provide cancer outreach and education to increase awareness, help the community reduce cancer risk, and promote cancer prevention and regular screenings including mammography.

Kicking off an 18-month, $75,000 grant, the purpose is to announce this life-saving grant to enable and implement early intervention services for breast and colon cancer with the goal of increasing screening rates on Long Island.

The public and press are invited to attend the event and learn more about ways to reduce their risks and screening to prevent cancer or to find it early when it is most treatable.

Celebrity Football Player Sean Landeta, one of the most prolific punters in NFL history, playing on both of the Giants' Super Bowl Championship teams will be present for the grant announcement.

This event is made possible through a grant from the American Cancer Society, funded by the National Football League. The NFL's Crucial Catch initiative provides funding to support cancer prevention and early detection activities aimed to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in underserved communities through the American Cancer Society's Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program.

WHAT:          Crucial Catch Day – Intercept Cancer community health event providing the community with free cancer outreach, education.

·       Sean Landeta, retired 2-times Superbowl champion, will be on site for interviews, autographs and activities.

·       Medical leadership present include: David Nemiroff, Executive Director; Dr. Tarika James, Medical Director; Stacey C. Jackson-Harley, COO; Julie Harnisher, VP Population Health; Fabienne Schnurr, Practice Manager; Claudia Jarquin, Nurse Manager

·       NUMC mammography van will be there and provide screenings by appts and walk ins and can schedule future appointments

·       Other activities include a football toss with Giant's great Sean Landeta, football themed giveaways, food, drink, live music from a DJ, educational tables, Reiki instruction,

·       Check presentation to include American Cancer Society, Executive Director, Medical Director, NFL representative and patient.

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 18, 2017 beginning at 12:30 pm

WHERE:          LI Federally Qualified Health Center

         682 Union Avenue, Westbury, NY

         Westbury, NY 11590

         (phone)

CONTACT:          Thomas Melillo, Communications Director

Nassau Queens PPS, Nassau University Medical Center

718-551-1334 mobile

tmelillo@nq-pps.org
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