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Cancer Awareness Month features community health fair

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
March 19, 2010

A Community Cancer Health Fair will highlight Cancer Awareness Month at Texas State University-San Marcos April 9.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Free testing for several common forms of cancer will be available, and a workshop for those facing cancer is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. at the center.

Texas State Cancer Awareness Month also includes on-campus events, including a research symposium and a speech by Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

Community outreach event have been scheduled throughout the region, and a marrow donor drive is set for April 20 at the San Marcos Convention Center.

Other events include:

  • April 5-8: Bone marrow drive, organ donor registration, smoking cessation program and the “No Cancer for Mom and Dad” project, on the campus of Texas State
  • April 7: Cancer survivors reception, panel and remembrance, Alkek Teaching Theater
  • April 9-10: Relay for Life, Bobcat Stadium
  • April 13: Texas State Health Fair, LBJ Student Center Ballroom
  • April 20: Cancer Research Symposium, LBJ Student Center Room 3-14.1
  • April 23: Community Outreach and Marrow Donor Drive, San Marcos Convention Center

Texas State Cancer Awareness Month, through a range of programs and events, seeks to increase knowledge about the prevention and treatment of cancer. More information is available at