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Fest for Life

A CANCER AWARENESS EVENT

Fest for Life

Due to severe weather, Fest for Life has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Bon Carrè Business Center.

Attendees are able to take charge of their health by participating in this free community event. Fest for Life includes cancer screenings for five different types of cancer, including breast, prostate, colorectal, skin and oral cancer, blood pressure and glucose checks. For every screening you received, you will be entered in a raffle to win a bike donated by 100 Black Men or an Apple Watch donated by Humana. In addition, there will be an activity for children.

This year, we are fortunate to have Tonja McMillan serving as the honorary chair for the event. McMillan understands the importance of early detection – she detected a lump during a self-examination. “Early detection saved my life. I had put off going to the doctor because of my busy schedule, taking care of my son and managing my hair salon. Luckily, one of my clients mentioned the free screenings provided by the Cancer Center and I knew if I didn’t go now I never would,” said McMillan.

To make an appointment for a breast cancer screening at Fest for Life, please call (225) 215-1234. All other cancer screenings at Fest for Life are open to the public and do not require an appointment.

Fest for Life Facts

Since 2008…
  • more than 5,000 free cancer screenings provided
  • 315 abnormal findings detected
  • 21 cancers diagnosed

Cancer Facts

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Karnival Krewe de Louisiane
SILVER SPONSORS

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State Fair Logo

BRONZE SPONSOR

Humana

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS
  • 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge
  • Allied Waste
  • Ameri Health Caritas
  • Associated Grocers
  • Roy’s Ice
  • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
  • Capital City Produce
  • Fit Body Bootcamp
  • Flowers Bakery
  • Healthy Blue
  • Hi Nabor Supermarket Inc.
  • Junior League of Baton Rouge
  • Red River Bank
  • Whole Foods

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