February 03, 2005

Crapo To Announce Free Cancer Screenings

Senator also official starter for the Main Street Mile this Friday

Boise - During a news conference on Friday, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will urge men to take part in free health screenings for prostate cancer. Crapo will be joined by representatives of Pfizer Incorporated, local doctors and other health care professionals Friday in Downtown Boise. He will be in Boise to promote the annual Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths and act as official starter for the â??Main Street Mile - A Mile for Menâ??s Healthâ?? run and walking event.Crapo will host the news conference and tour a mobile health-screening unit set up by the National Prostate Cancer Coalition in front of Boise City Hall to promote the free screenings offered as part of the Main Street Mile July 1 and 2. He will also detail plans for similar health screenings during several Idaho fairs, including the Western Idaho Fair. At those screenings men can get a free check for prostate cancer and all visitors can receive a free cholesterol check.Pfizer Incorporated, local doctors, and Saint Alphonsus and St. Lukeâ??s Regional Medical Centers are again playing major roles in the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths set up this summer during the Western Idaho Fair and other fairs in Blackfoot, Filer, and Coeur dâ??Alene. Crapo will also visit the site of the proposed Family Justice Center in Nampa Friday afternoon, as part of an effort to attract more federal help in the fight against domestic violence in Idaho. Crapo will be appearing in a media campaign urging victims of domestic violence in Idaho to seek help and speak out about the issue.Highlights of Crapoâ??s schedule for Friday, July 2 include:Boise 10:00 a.m. Joins health experts at the National Prostate Cancer Coalition mobile health screening van in front of Boise City Hall to discuss free health exams available during the Western Idaho Fair and the Main Street Mile events.Noon Speaks at a luncheon for participants and sponsors for the Main Street Mile at the Cazba Restaurant in Downtown Boise.1:30 p.m. Tours the site of the proposed Family Justice Center in Nampa with local officials and elected leaders to discuss domestic violence issues and funding for the Center. The site is near the Nampa Police Station at 1305 Third Street South in Nampa.5:30 p.m. Official starter for the Main Street Mile events at the Boise City Hall front plaza area. Differing categories of racers begin running and walking around 6:00 p.m. # # #