Sixth annual “Day of Pampering” at University Area Community Center on October 20
About 300 women will participate in the sixth annual Day of Pampering. The FREE event provides medical screenings, break-out workshop sessions, and a host of exhibitors and fun activities. The forum focuses entirely on educating women about prevention, and early detection of breast and cervical cancer and wellness. For those who qualify, referrals for free mammograms and pap smears are provided. All activities are conducted in both Spanish and English and other translators will be availableMany participants are from the University Area Community where health statistics are similar to those of a third world county. With high rates of obesity and diabetes, stroke and heart attack, HIV and other STDs, and an infant mortality rate that is double that of the rest of the Hillsborough County and the state of Florida, the event provides much needed services at no cost
- More than 1500 women have attended the one day educational forum
- 100% of donations have been used to directly support this event
- 13 participants were found to have breast cancer and were referred for treatment
- 4 participants were found to have cervical cancer and were referred for treatment
Free on-site screenings include:
- Blood pressure
- Syphilis and Gonorrhea
- Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
- Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition
- Overcoming Stress
- Survivorship Resources
Screenings, workshops and other activities are being conducted by several partners, including:
- Florida Department of Health/Hillsborough County Health Department and the Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
- Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- POWER, Moffitt’s Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources
- USF College of Public Health; Nursing and Medicine
Other activities include:
- Zumba class by Shapes Fitness Center
Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
University Area Community Center – 14013 North 22nd Street; Tampa, FL 33613
300 women. Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins as space permits.
A full-capacity crowd is expected to attend this event. Pre-registration is suggested by calling the Hillsborough County Health Department at 813-307-8015 Ext. 7112 or Ext. 3502.
In the University Area Community, overall health is generally poor and includes high rates of obesity and diabetes, stroke and heart attack, HIV and other STDs, and an infant mortality rate that is double that of the rest of the Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. With this type of critical need to address health care issues, the UACDC makes it a priority to provide opportunities for quality, compassionate, accessible health care in the neighborhood.
The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention, and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC was named nonprofit of the year for public and societal benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit www.uacdc.org or call Sue Hutson at 813-558-5212.