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NFL, American Cancer Society team up to fight breast cancer

Free mammograms, cholesterol tests and a host of other screenings will be available for residents at a daylong community health event scheduled for this weekend.

A Crucial Catch Day — Your Day to Fight Breast Cancer, sponsored by the NFL and the American Cancer Society, is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Northside Community Health Center, 2100 N. Main St.

Families are invited to learn more about how to reduce the risk of cancer and to detect it early.

The daylong event will offer clinical breast examinations, glucose screenings and blood pressure screenings. Education sessions will also be available.

The two associations have teamed up to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Family activities will include a bounce house and face painting.

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