CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM OF ERIE COUNTY PLANS ONLINE SERIES FOR CANCER PREVENTION

Free web-based presentations will focus screening and awareness for
breast, cervical and colorectal cancers

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its Cancer Services Program will present three cancer prevention webinars. Each 40-minute presentation will have a specific focus, starting with breast cancer on August 31, followed by colorectal cancer on September 28 and cervical cancer on January 10, 2021.“We can’t let the current focus on COVID-19 distract us from being proactive about recommended cancer screenings,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “These webinars will provide useful information to make decisions about your health.”“The virtual meeting platform offers a unique and engaging way to educate our community,” added Michelle Wysocki, Cancer Services Program director. “Our traditional outreach events like health fairs and community activities are closed to us for the moment, so we are being creative in reaching Erie County residents with this important information.”The webinars have been designed with the knowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many traditional approaches to cancer prevention outreach. Each webinar will be recorded and available online for future viewing.Attendees will have their names entered into a drawing for a grocery store gift card.  To register, email rachel.dusza@erie.gov at least one day prior to the scheduled event. Participants will need to provide their email for the link to sign in, and will also need the Zoom app installed on their computer or smartphone in order to see the event.WHAT: ECDOH Cancer Services Program webinars
WHEN: – Breast Cancer Awareness: Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m.
                – Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Monday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
                – Cervical Cancer Awareness: Monday, January 10, 2021 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom presentation; register by emailing rachel.dusza@erie.gov or call (716) 858-2913#