Great American Smokeout – 11/21/2013

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News release from the Fort Wayne Urban League:

Great American Smokeout – 11/21/2013
Go Cold Turkey for Turkey!

(November 19, 2013) – The American Cancer Society marks the GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit or even just quit for that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

In support of this event, the Fort Wayne Urban League will be hosting a “Go Cold Turkey for Turkey” event on November 21st from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Information will be provided about FREE resources to help smokers quit.

Attendees can receive a free turkey dinner by participating!!

Additionally, health screenings will be provided by several community partners from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Free screenings will include Blood Pressure, BMI, Weight, Dental Check, Stress/Mental Health, Flu Vouchers and HIV/AIDS. Participating organizations include AIDS Task Force, Health Visions, Park Center, Tobacco Free Allen County, Walgreens and others. Please note that no screenings can begin after 5:30 PM due to the time needed to complete them.


Webmaster’s note: The location for the event is the Fort Wayne Urban League offices at 2135 S. Hanna Street, Fort Wayne IN 46803.


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