April 05, 2005

CRAPO HIGHLIGHTS CANCER TREATMENT/HEALTH AWARENESS BOOTHS ON â??CAPITOL WATCHâ?? PROGRAM

Statewide cable program airs Tuesday, April 12th

Washington, DC â?? As Idaho Senator Mike Crapo enters the final week of his radiation treatment for prostate cancer recurrence, he will highlight the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths at local Idaho fairs. He will also discuss the radiation treatments and the reactions he has received from constituents regarding the cancer recurrence. â??Capitol Watchâ?? airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations the second Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, April 12th.â??My recent round of treatment is going well and is entering the final days,â?? Crapo said. â??While I have had some side effects, they have been mostly minimal and I have been able to keep up with my schedule. This â??Capitol Watchâ?? will give Idahoans an opportunity to learn a little more about the radiation treatment and remind them to take advantage of the health awareness booths when the fair season starts up in a few months. We will again be at four local fairs in Idaho and hope to see many of you there. More than ever, I want to Idahoans to be vigilant about their health and to use these early detection tools to keep healthy and active.â??The health awareness booths will be operating during the following fairs in Idaho at the end of the summer:Western Idaho Fair (Garden City)August 19-28North Idaho Fair (Coeur dâ??Alene)August 24-28Twin Falls County Fair (Filer)August 31-September 5Eastern Idaho State Fair (Blackfoot)September 3-10â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following cable channels:Boise/Nampa/Caldwell11Coeur dâ??Alene19Idaho City37Idaho Falls/Blackfoot19Lewiston13Moscow11Pocatello22Twin Falls60The program is sponsored by the Idaho Cable Telecommunications Association (ICTA) and local cable systems throughout Idaho. Local cable systems provide access and the channel numbers may vary from month to month. Due to equipment upgrades or scheduling conflicts, the program is not always available on every cable system in the state.