New Orleans, LA – LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff will participate in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shrine on Airline. The night celebrates cancer survivors, including one of LSU Health’s own, Carl Kluttz, who works at the School of Public Health and will throw the first pitch. The evening is also geared to increasing the number of cancer survivors by raising awareness of risk factors, the importance of screening tests and early detection, and educating people about what they can do to help prevent cancer.
Contributions of LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff include a giant, inflatable colon, which people can walk through and learn about colon cancer and screening, information about breast and cervical cancer early detection and screening services, as well as educational materials about prevention and early detection. The giant walk-through colon is expected to be located on the concourse, and faculty and staff will also be available to answer questions at a table with printed materials.
As part of its service mission, LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health developed and operates Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs. Working with partners around the state, programs and projects include the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program, the Louisiana Colorectal Health Project, the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network/Survive Dat Program, HPV Studies, Survivorship Plans, and the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition.
The New Orleans Baby Cakes will play the El Paso Chihuahuas, and cancer survivors get in free.