ASU Cancer Gene Test at Stomp Out Cancer Event

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Oct. 18 (Tuesday):
ASU Health Services Hosts 'Stomp Out Cancer' Events at Mid-day & Evening
- Join us for free 34-gene oral testing, a symposium, support walk, survivor testimony, free food & more. 
-  Partnering with the Hudson Alpha Group, Dr. Porcia Love, M.D. and the Montgomery Chapter of LINKS.
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU 
If you wish to support the fight against cancer and would like to know if you are predisposed to certain types of the insidious disease then join us in-person at Alabama State University's Health Service's department on Tuesday (Oct. 18) as it hosts its annual "Stomp Out Cancer" event on the ASU Campus at both lunch time and in the evening. Partnering with the University to host the events are the Hudson Alpha Group, Dr. Porcia Love, M.D. and the Montgomery Chapter of LINKS.
Tuesday's events are both free and open to the public and are for both men and women. Included in the day's first batch of events between 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. is the "Stomp Out Cancer Walk" that begins in front of the ASU Acadome and ends at the ASU John Garrick Hardy Student Center Amphitheater. The event at the amphitheater includes a cancer survivor testimony, the free 34-gene oral swab tests, food, and fun stuff. 
The day's cancer fighting events continue at 6 p.m. at the Hardy Student Center second-floor Theater for the Breast Cancer Symposium that provides education on the importance of self-breast exams, provides medical updates from local physicians concerning cancer, shares heartwarming stories from cancer survivors with an overarching goal that early detection can yield better cancer outcomes.
ASU's senior director of Health Services, Dr. Joyce Loyd-Davis (known for implementing ASU President Quinton T. Ross Jr.'s early and aggressive fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic by ASU staff through testing, education and vaccines) is coordinating the cancer prevention events. She explains that the University is hosting the Stomp Out Cancer program annually to promote cancer awareness and health education among both the public and members of the Hornet Nation Family.
"We believe in CommUniversity at ASU and we desire to do all we can to positively impact the local community in Montgomery and throughout this region," Loyd-Davis said. "ASU's Stomp Out Cancer events offers life-changing informative education throughout the day on Oct. 18 on campus, and a life saving test for cancer awareness, which are all free and open to anyone." 
She said that the University has created access and assistance for regular community residents, as well as for at-risk citizens in underserved areas and rural communities and in Montgomery and on-campus.  
"Dr. Ross has told us that giving back is the community is critical to our mission. To hear someone say 'ASU thought enough about us to come and help both us and our community' is absolutely heartwarming and motivates us to do more," stated ASU's Health Officer.
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.