EAU CLAIRE, Wis. –– Mayo Clinic Health System’s annual, free cancer awareness event, formerly known as the CARE Fair, now called Wellness Before, During and After Cancer, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire.
Bone marrow drive: Get a simple cheek swab at the mall to be included in the national bone marrow registry. Mayo Clinic Health System staff will be available to discuss Be the Match, the national marrow donor program. People ages 18 to 44 who meet guidelines are eligible to join the registry. Bone marrow transplants are lifesaving treatments for people with leukemia, lymphoma and many other diseases.
Free information and screenings:
- Blood pressure checks
- Nutrition information, including an 11 a.m. salad demonstration on the benefits of using sprouted grains
- Support products, including scarves and other head coverings
- Free prize drawings
Cancer death rates have fallen 23 percent since 1991. However, the American Cancer Society predicts nearly 1.7 million new cancer cases this year and nearly 600,000 deaths due to the disease. This event hopes to increase cancer awareness.
For more information, call 715-838-3717.
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactKristin Everett