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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Colorectal Cancer Awareness Using Community Action

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - The Colorectal Information Network will host a series of lectures and events to provide awareness, education and linkage to resources in the community concerning colorectal screenings and follow-up care. A total of nine outreach events, presented in English, Spanish, Creole and Portuguese, will be held at community locations throughout the northern two-thirds of Broward County. Dates and locations for the first three events are:

March 27, 2012 - CREOLE
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Jennifer Goldman – Presenter
Seventh Avenue Family Health Center
200 NW 7th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Community Partner: CAC

March 28, 2012 - ENGLISH
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Gary Lehr – Presenter
Dr. Mayuri Gupta – Presenter
North Broward Medical Center
201 East Sample Road
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33064
Community Partner: Gilda’s Club

March 31, 2012 - ENGLISH
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Nicholas Tranakas – Presenter
Kathleen C. Wright Life Development Center in Osswald Park
2250 NW 21st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Community Partners: Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
The 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale

The 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Community Access Centers, Gilda’s Club of South Florida and Hispanic Unity of Florida will promote these screening events to their constituents and register participants. 

The Colorectal Information Network (CIN) is designed to leverage each community partner’s extensive constituent base and outreach capability to recruit the target population. CIN also takes advantage of the cultural competence of each partner to help disseminate information and create access to viable health care options assessable for attendees.

The Community Education Grant was made possible through a competitive statewide grant program offered to community based non-profit organizations by the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society.  For more information about the American Cancer Society, call (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida.  Broward Health includes Broward Health Broward General Medical Center, Broward Health North Broward Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center, Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.