February 03, 2005

Cancer Screenings Top 100

First day of free prostate testing brings big result

Boise - The turnout of Idahoans seeking free screenings for prostate cancer has topped the century mark as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo leads a coalition urging men to take part in free health screenings related to the â??Main Street Mile - A Mile for Menâ??s Healthâ?? race tomorrow. Crapo will join representatives of Pfizer Incorporated, local doctors and other health care professionals tomorrow to promote the present and upcoming opportunities men and women have to get their health checked this summer.Crapo worked with Pfizer, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, St. Lukeâ??s Regional Medical Center, and many others to establish the annual Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths at the Western Idaho Fair. The health booths are also available at fairs in Blackfoot, Filer, and Coeur dâ??Alene. Tomorrow, Crapo and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter will kick off activities for the â??Main Street Mile - A Mile for Menâ??s Healthâ?? run and walking event beginning about 6:00 p.m. Crapo, cancer experts, area doctors and health professionals from Pfizer, Saint Alphonsus and St. Lukeâ??s Regional Medical Centers and others will hold a news conference tomorrow to update the schedule of free cancer screening events:Friday, July 2Boise City Hall Front Plaza 10:00 a.m. # # #