U-M Cancer Center to host Dia de la Familia Latina Oct. 9

Blood pressure, cholesterol screenings available at free event

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Ann Arbor, MI. -- In an effort to increase awareness in the Latino community about health issues such as cancer and heart disease, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center will host Dia de la Familia Latina on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The free event will feature health screenings for cholesterol and blood pressure as well as information about cancer and other health topics. In addition, community agencies that provide services to Latino families will be onsite. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave.

"Most of the health issues that affect the general community are also of concern for Latinos," says Aisha Langford, M.P.H., minority outreach coordinator at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. "Education and discussion about chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and mental health and wellness are vital to the well-being of the Latino community."

Dancers, a singer and a cultural presentation will highlight Colombia, the featured country at this year's event. The family-friendly event will feature face painting, various games and piñatas.

Event Information

Date: Sunday, Oct. 9

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor Get Directionsgoing to a new website

For more information about this event please, contact Aisha Langford, M.P.H. at 734-998-7073 or alangfor@umich.edu.

Resources:

U-M Cancer AnswerLine™, 800-865-1125

Written by: Justin Harris, contact: telephone 734-764-2220; email: juaha@umich.edu.

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