Mammograms, mocktails & more: Special event encourages WNYers to #GetScreened

Erie County Cancer Services Program (ECCSP) is teaming up with POWER 93.7 WBLK Radio and Windsong Radiology Group to “debunk” the myths and perceptions WNYers have about cancer screenings and to raise awareness for the county’s free cancer screening programs for those with little or no insurance.

The #GetScreened event is happening Saturday, Sept. 21 in the parking lot of the Northland Workforce Training Center at 683 Northland Avenue in Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

Windsong will be conducting mammograms for up to 30 people who are eligible.

The event also offers a lot of fun! In addition to the health resources provided, attendees can meet WBLK DJ Yasmin Young, who will getting her first mammogram that day, enjoy music, free mocktails and food, hand massages, a photo booth, rock painting and giveaways. Plus, they can walk through the giant, inflatable walk-through colon that features various stages of disease.

Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community can expect learn about several cancer screenings at the #GetScreened event including:

– Colon cancer screening options (In-home “FIT Kit” will be available)

– PAP tests

– Mammograms

– Oral

– Prostate cancer

– Cervical cancer

Free mammogram screenings will be provided for men and women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram within the past 12 months. Reserve an appointment by calling 716-929-9494.

The “FIT Kit” is covered in full by most major insurance plans for those with insurance.

Call 716-858-7376 or visit www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=mammograms-mocktails-and-more-event.

You can also visit http://cspwny.org for more information about getting screened.

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