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March 29th, 2010
Cancer Awareness Month inspires programs at Texas State


April is Cancer Awareness Month, and Texas State is featuring a variety of events to fulfill its goal including speakers, a health fair, on campus events and a research symposium.

A Community Cancer Health Fair will run from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on April 9 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins Street. Free testing for several common forms of cancer will be featured. A workshop for those facing cancer will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Another highlight of the month is a speech by Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society, which will cap off a daylong research symposium, on April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Alkek Teaching Theater at Texas State.

More events include a cancer survivors reception and remembrance at the Alkek Teaching Theater on April 7, a Relay for Life at Bobcat Stadium April 9-10, a Texas State Health Fair at the LBJ Student Center on April 13, and a community outreach and Marrow Donor Drive at the San Marcos Convention Center on April 23.

More information about the Cancer Awareness Month programs at Texas State is available at

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  1. It is good Texas State is sponsoring these activities for awareness. The two best tools for any individual to deal with cancer is prevention and early detection. Statistics and trends say many of the current students will face cancer in their lifetime. They are young and invincible right now (smile), and they will benefit from increased knowledge of the various forms of this disease.

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