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PECaD Reaches Out Through the Faith Based Community

Shalom-HealthFestThe Program for the Elimination for Health Disparities (PECaD) from Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Center participated in Shalom Church City of Peace’s annual HealthFest on Sept. 28. This large community health fair, free and open to the public, consistently serves hundreds of community members each year. The event is put on by the Shalom Health Ministry which is comprised of nurses, doctors, public health professionals, and lay community members. This event is made possible due in large part to multiple vendors from around Missouri who consistently offer educational information on a variety of health topics and provide numerous health screenings including mammography, prostate, head and neck, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, eye exams, dental screening, EKG's and HIV/AIDS. The organizations that participate in this event have committed to connecting community members diagnosed with a health condition to quality care, post-event. PECaD handed out educational materials on various types of cancer such as prostate, breast and colorectal cancers, as well as, screening guidelines, and how to assess your disease risk. Videos were also shown on the 8 ways to stay healthy and reduce your risk of cancer.

For more information on 8 Ways to Stay Healthy & Prevent Cancer, visit the website For more information on PECaD Community Outreach, please contact PECaD at (314) 747-4611 or