Free Cancer Prevention Classes Coming to Nunda

NUNDA – UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, the Center for Community Health and the Chronic Disease Prevention Committee of the Genesee Valley Health Partnership will present a free cancer prevention program called Healthy Living Livingston starting in under two weeks.

According to a press release from Wilmot Cancer Institute, Healthy Living Livingston runs from March 21 to June 9 at Trinity Church, Nunda, 25 East St. Participants attend sessions from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays each week.

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“The Genesee Valley Health Partnership is proud to sponsor this innovative cancer prevention program,” said Amy Pollard, president of the nonprofit network of organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of Livingston County residents. “The Healthy Living Livingston program is a vital initiative of the Livingston County Community Health Improvement Plan.”

The program is open to adults interested in learning more about how to reduce their risk for common cancers such as breast, cervical, colon, lung, ovarian, prostate and skin. Each interactive session will focus on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

Classes are taught by nurses, doctors and other health professionals.

“This program is a unique way to bring cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle information to community members in a setting that is most comfortable for them,” said Candice Lucas, director of Community Health Services at the Center for Community Health.

To learn more about the program or to register, contact Candice Lucas at (585) 224-3070 or Candice_Lucas@urmc.rochester.edu.

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