Coastal Health & Wellness (CHW) will host its Crucial Catch Day – Intercept Cancer event, thanks to a partnership between the American Cancer Society and The National Football League. The event is an opportunity to provide cancer outreach and education to increase awareness, help the community reduce cancer risk and promote cancer prevention and regular screenings. Mammography screenings will be offered at the event.
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at CHW, 9850-C Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. Community members are invited to attend the event and learn more about ways to reduce their risks and the potential for screening to prevent cancer or to find it early when it is most treatable. Free family-friendly activities include face painting and tattoos, football toss and health screenings, plus learn more about breast cancer, colorectal cancer and more. There will also be prizes and refreshments.
This event is made possible through a grant from the American Cancer Society, funded by The National Football League. The NFL’s Crucial Catch initiative provides funding to support cancer prevention and early detection activities aimed to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in underserved communities through the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program.
WHAT: Crucial Catch Day – Intercept Cancer community health event providing the community with free cancer outreach, education and family-friendly activities.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Coastal Health & Wellness
9850-C Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, Texas 77591
409-938-2234 or 281-309-0255
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of two million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing to fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About Coastal Health & Wellness
Coastal Health & Wellness is Galveston County’s Community Health Center, with clinics in Texas City and Galveston. CHW offers high-quality primary medical, dental and counseling services. Medicaid, Medicare and many major insurance plans are accepted and discounted rates offered for eligible patients. For more information, call 409-938-2234 or visit coastalhw.org.