UNION, NJ – A Colorectal Cancer Education and Screening Day, hosted by Mayor Suzette Cavadas and the Township Committee along with the Mayor’s Wellness Committee and the Union Health Department, will take place on Friday, March 23.

“We’re happy to host this event in recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month,” said Cavadas. “It’s important to understand that with the right education, Colorectal Cancer is identifiable and moreover - preventable.”

As a part of the event, there will be a presentation by the Union County Office of Health Management titled, "Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Beatable, Treatable" as well as various screenings including glucose testing and blood pressure testing. There will also be colorectal cancer screening kits available for distribution.

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For those eligible for cost free services (NJCEED Consultation), there will be clinical breast exams, mammography and pap tests referrals, and prostate screenings. Free flu shots will also be available for the first 100 participants, three years of age or older.

The event will take place at the Vauxhall Community Meeting Hall on Russell Street in Vauxhall from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  For additional information, contact the Township of Union Health Department at 908-851-8507 or visit online at uniontownship.com. For the most up to date information of Township of Union events, follow them on Facebook @twpunionnj or Instagram #twpofunion.