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September 19, 2018

OCO To ‘Walk The Bottom Line’ To Raise Awareness Of Colon Cancer


FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program invites you to lace up your sneakers and “Walk the Bottom Line.”

Carolyn Handville (right), program manager for Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program meets with Rebecca Lloyd of Healing Arts and North Coast Yoga in preparation for “Walk the Bottom Line.”

Carolyn Handville (right), program manager for Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program meets with Rebecca Lloyd of Healing Arts and North Coast Yoga in preparation for “Walk the Bottom Line.”

With a focus on promoting colon cancer awareness “Walk the Bottom Line” is a family event filled with activities and information on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The event will be held June 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at Bullhead Point in Fulton.

“It’s going to be a fun afternoon,” said OCO Cancer Services Program Manager Carolyn Handville. “There will be free Yoga and Zumba demonstrations, free prize drawings, snacks, and more.”

The fun begins with visiting tables from local organizations and entering to win free raffles, quickly followed by a scenic 1.7 mile walk along the Lake Neatahwanta Nature Trail at 12:45 p.m. followed by a free Yoga demonstration from Rebecca Lloyd of Healing Arts Studio and North Coast Yoga at 1:15 p.m. and a free Zumba demonstration from Noelle Salmonson and Faye Beckwith from Dance 4 Fitness Studio in Hannibal beginning at 1:15 p.m.

“I encourage community members to bring their mats and towels and experience the joy of being active and discover fun ways of adding healthy exercise to their lifestyle,” added Handville.

Throughout the afternoon there will be representatives from a number of local health related agencies and programs including; Oswego Health, Oswego County Health Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension with their smoothie bike, OCO’s Navigator Program with information on health insurance, OCO’s Reproductive Health, Cancer Services, and IMPACT Programs, and more.

“Attendees will also be able to learn more about the many free cancer screenings available through OCO’s Cancer Services Program,” Handville said. “Eligible community members will be able to schedule appointments for free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pap/pelvic exams and discuss their eligibility for colon cancer screenings.”

For information on the walk and to register to attend this free event, contact Handville or Christina Wallace at 315-592-0830 or visit www.ocoorg/health-services/cancer-services.org.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org.

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