¡VIDA! Latina Health Forum to offer free health screenings and breast health information April 13

April 2, 2013

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and the Arsht Cannon Fund will present the 3rd Annual ¡VIDA! Latina Breast Health Forum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 King St. in Georgetown. This one-day conference is free and open to the public.

¡VIDA! is a bilingual Spanish/English educational event that focuses on breast cancer screening, treatment and survivorship. More than 200 community members attended last year’s event. This year’s event will feature free health screenings and information about breast health and healthy living. Lunch will be provided for all attendees, but space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to register by calling toll-free 1-888-672-9647.

The state of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van will be on-site to provide screening mammograms for women over 40 (with a prescription from a doctor). To schedule an appointment for a screening mammogram call 1-888-672-9647.

There will also be free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, bone density, skin cancer, clinical breast exams, HIV and body mass index. In addition, the Food Bank of Delaware’s Mobile Pantry will be on-site. To sign up to receive food on the day of the event, call 1-888-672-9647 to preregister. Quantities are limited, and all food recipients must prequalify for benefits ahead of time.

¡VIDA! is sponsored by the Arsht Cannon Fund and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Services and information are provided by Beebe Medical Center, Tunnel Cancer Center, Bayhealth Medical Center, Food Bank of Delaware, Cancer Support Community, La Red Health Center, La Esperanza, Women's Mobile Health Screening, Maxima 900, La Exitosa and Hoy en Delaware.

For more information, contact Patty Vivo-Aucoin at 302-672-6435.

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