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In observance of National Minority Health Month Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. and Fight Colorectal Cancer are pleased to announce One Million Strong Milwaukee Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 23, 2016 courtesy of Exact Sciences, Lilly Oncology, Genentech, Wisconsin Well Woman Program, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield and Molina Healthcare.

MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2016 - Together, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) and Fight Colorectal Cancer will host One Million Strong Milwaukee Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center located at 8200 West Silver Spring Drive.

“The primary objective of the event is to increase awareness of various health topics and empower our community to take action through the utilization of preventative screenings for health and wellness,” said Pamela Clark, Corporate Communications Specialist for Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

Colorectal cancer is a preventable cancer, however nearly one-third of the U.S. population is not up-to-date with screenings and colorectal cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. By finding and removing precancerous polyps (adenomas) that can develop into cancer, colorectal cancer can be stopped before it ever starts. In addition, screening for colon cancer can detect it early when it is most curable.

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive colon, mammogram, dental, HIV/Hepatitis C and other health screenings and obtain information on preventive care from medical and research experts. As part of the event, live entertainment, games, prizes and healthy food will be provided. This years’ special guest speaker, colorectal cancer survivor Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will share the story of her cancer journey.

For more information please contact Pamela Clark at 414-267-2655 or Emily Piekut at

About Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

The mission of MHSI is to provide accessible, quality, primary and related health care services to Milwaukee residents, with the continuing emphasis on medically-underserved families and individuals. MHSI operates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive.

About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (colon and rectal cancers) is the nation’s 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths of men and women combined. In 2015 it’s estimated there will be approximately 137,000 new cases diagnosed and 50,000 deaths. Although incidence of colorectal cancer cases has been on the decline since 1985, SEER data on colorectal cancer shows that rates among those diagnosed under age 50 have increased.

About Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer – a preventable disease – is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In 2005, we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference. Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. known for our advocacy. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process. We are one million strong and we won’t stop fighting until there’s a cure.