Colton, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) invites the Inland Empire community to participate in a forum to help reduce the number of deaths from breast and cervical cancer.
This year in California, over 32,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 1,610 will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
“Early cancer detection means a greater chance of surviving the disease. But there are myths and cost and transportation barriers, among others, that prevent people from getting the screenings that could save their lives,” said Celina Lopez, ACS CAN community manager. “Our goal with this forum is to inform and empower our Inland Empire communities so that they can advocate for their families, especially on health and cancer issues,” added Lopez
“Knowledge is power and I want to ensure that our community members are afforded an opportunity to learn about ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer,” said Colton City Councilmember John Echevarria, who will be presenting at the forum. “We hope that you can join us.”
The forum will take place on Thursday, March 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hutton Community Center (660 Colton Ave. in Colton) and will feature health care providers, health educators and cancer advocates. Free dinner will be served.
To register or for more information about the forum, send a direct message to the ACS CAN VIVE Facebook page or email [email protected].