Williams County Annual Focus On Health Event To Be Held October 9

Photo Caption: Coalition members planning the event … L-R Front row: Dorothy Myers, CHWC; Jessica West, ACS; Jaime Fogarty, BCCP. Back row: Jan David, CHWC; Candy Scribner WCHD; Lori Phillips, PPG; Sarah Hahn, CAWC; Sandy Grant, CHWC; Nancy Snyder, PPG.

This year more than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck and nearly 13,000 will die from this type of cancer. Most cancer of the head and neck can be cured if found early.

Tickets are now available for the 18th Annual Focus on Health. This event will be held Tuesday October 9, 6:00 pm at the Bryan Eagles, Maple Street entrance. Both men and women are invited to this event.

Dr. Normal Weir, Ear, Nose and Throat Board certified Otolaryngologist with Parkview Physicians Group will speak on “Use Your Head: What You Need to Know about Head and Neck Cancer.”

Since 1994, 127 cases of head and neck cancer have been diagnosed at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers Radiation Oncology.  The most common sites of the cancers were larynx, pharynx, tongue, major salivary glands, gum and mouth lips and floor of the mouth.

Cost of the tickets is $10.00, which includes a buffet dinner, the presentation, and door prizes. Tickets are available at the main office of the health department in Montpelier or from any coalition member. Call 419-485-3141 or visitwww.williamscountyhealth.org for more information.

The Cancer Prevention Early Detection Coalition of Williams County sponsors this event.  The mission of this coalition is to promote better health for the people of the Northwest Ohio Region by offering education for the prevention of cancer and screenings for the early detection of cancer. The coalition was organized in 1995 and is comprised of the following organizations: American Cancer Society, Cancer Assistance of Williams County, Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Parkview Physicians Group, NW Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Williams County Health Department.

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