$75K grant to Tyler Family Circle of Care to fight breast, colon cancer

 

The American Cancer Society has awarded a $75,000 grant to Tyler Family Circle of Care to implement cancer prevention and early detection activities.

As part of this 18-month partnership, the organizations will put on a Crucial Catch Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler Family Circle of Care, 928 N. Glenwood Blvd.

The event will include a mobile mammogram unit, dental screenings, colorectal cancer screenings, flu shots and providers to answer health-related questions, according to a news release about it.

The event is open to the public and no pre-registration is required, except for the mammograms.

The initiative is made possible by a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the National Football League.

The event is a part of the National Football League's Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer Initiative.

The initiative provides funding to support increased access to cancer education, prevention and screening resources in underserved communities through the American Cancer Society, according to a news release.

Tyler is one of 32 cities nationally to have received a grant focused on reducing the unequal burden of cancer by focusing on breast and colon cancer disparities. 

 
 

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