OAK PARK – The Sacramento Community Cancer Coalition has joined forces with U.C. Davis and the U.C. Davis student-run clinics to encourage under-served communities in Sacramento to get early screenings for prostate and breast health and, to promote wellness for the entire family.
2012 marks the sixth year of the endeavor, entitled Healthy Men, Healthy Families, an annual workshop targeting men and women in communities historically under-served by conventional health-related campaigns. This year, the event will host the health fair providing FREE cancer screenings for both men and women Sunday, Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The October 14th lunch and workshop on prostate health is 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the health fair at the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. In addition to health education, the health fair is offering free fruits and vegetables, cancer screenings, dental cleanings and eye exams using VSP, Vision Service Plans mobile eye clinic.
The workshop features a panel discussion with prostate cancer survivors and health care professionals including radiation oncologist Dr. Hunter, urologist Dr. Melanie Parker and registered dietician Michelle Lites, R.D., who will demonstrate techniques of healthy cooking. Healthy Men, Healthy Families is a series of annual workshops on family wellness. This event is open to the public and free.
Healthy Men, Healthy Families Workshop and Screening
Oak Park Community Center
3425 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817