Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

Erie Gives: Bringing Healthy Living to the Erie Community

Jul 25, 2014 | Posted in News

Erie Gives

Cancer cases could drop by 1/3 through healthy living choices. Early detection of cancer leads to the best chance for cure.

The Regional Cancer Center is working to introduce a mobile cancer screening resource to the Erie community. The “Healthy Living Coach” will offer access to screenings and healthy living information to those most in need. RCC has a history of success reaching underserved populations with mobile breast cancer screenings. By repurposing its mobile screening vehicle RCC can reach a broader underserved audience with these high impact services.

Your donation to The Regional Cancer Center Foundation through Erie Gives on August 12 can help start this program.

Healthy Living Coach

Program Goals

Decrease the rate of chronic disease and increase healthy lifestyle choices and health literacy of those most in need

How

  • “Healthy Living Coach” (vehicle)
  • Fun educational give aways
  • Targeted education
  • Access to health/cancer screenings
    • Head to toe skin assessment
    • Head and neck assessment
    • Clinical breast exams for women
    • Colorectal cancer screenings
    • Instruction on monthly self prevention exams
    • Smoking cessation education

Specific Messages for Youth

  • The relationship between tobacco, cancer and chronic disease
  • Obesity’s role in cancer/chronic disease
  • Healthy eating
  • How exercise helps the body
  • Why regular annual screenings are important

RCC’s Investment

  • Dedicated RCC clinical specialists to staff the Healthy Living Coach
  • Mobile screening vehicle

Collaborators

  • Saint Vincent Hospital
  • UPMC Hamot
  • Erie County Department of Health’s Cancer Control Committee
  • 40+ community partners from RCC’s retired mobile mammography program

Estimated Reach

  • 1200-1800 Erie County residents annually

Please join us on August 12th by visiting www.eriegives.org between 8:00am and 8:00pm and make your donation to The Regional Cancer Center Foundation using your Visa, MasterCard or debit card. Your donation may be tax deductible and you will receive a letter for your records.

P.S. A single cancer screening can save a life! Please join us with a donation on Aug. 12 to help bring important information about healthy living and cancer screening to those in our community who are most in need. 100% of donations stay local.

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