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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Breakfast event highlights colon cancer awareness

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LFCHD staff joined community organizations throughout Lexington and the region Thursday morning for a special breakfast spotlighting colon cancer awareness.

Hosted by Colon Cancer Prevention Project at the Lyric Theater, the event was a call to action for groups to unite in spreading information about colon cancer. Mayor Jim Gray kicked things off with a proclamation declaring March Colon Cancer Awareness Month in Lexington. Cancer survivors spoke to the crowd, and agencies had the chance to exchange information for future collaborations.

The health department and Kentucky CancerLink will return to the Lyric 4-7 p.m. March 26 for a special colon cancer awareness event. The two agencies have been partnering on a project to provide at-risk patients with free, at-home test kits. Almost 500 have been given out to date.
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