The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) at Washington University in St. Louis and Siteman Cancer Center held their second annual Smart Health Community Education Event in north St. Louis County on Saturday, June 29th. More than 140 participants, volunteers, health experts, and health fair vendors took part in the event. Smart Health was created to provide the community an opportunity to learn and ask questions about cancer prevention, ongoing research, and research results.
The day began with a lively performance from NGOMA in Motion, a percussion-based band from St. Louis that specializes in traditional West African music. That was followed by a panel of cancer survivors and caregivers, who shared their experiences with various types of cancer and took questions from the audience.
Next, disease experts from Washington University in St. Louis gave presentations and spent time answering questions on a range of topics, including 8 Ways to Prevent Cancer; prostate, colon, and breast health; clinical trials; and HPV screening. The day ended with a Zumba demonstration that had everyone up and dancing in the aisles.
Don’t miss our next event in East St. Louis, Illinois, on August 24. Visit our Eventbrite page for more details.